Ulster University - Belfast


Offering a fast-track qualification for graduates with nonaccounting degrees who want to pursue a career in accounting, you will acquire a basic knowledge of the core areas of accounting and, on successful completion, will have taken the first steps to becoming a professionally qualified accountant.

This programme will be of interest to graduates who wish to gain exemptions from professional accounting examinations.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page".

Subjects taught

Year one
Financial Accounting
Management Accounting
Audit and Assurance
Financial Reporting
Management Accounting in Practice
Corporate Financial Reporting
Financial Management
It will cover subjects such as:
• The Financial Environment.
• Investment decisions.
• Financing decisions.
• Working Capital Management
• Finance and the individual.

Applied Taxation
Governance, Risk and Ethics
Law for Accountants

Entry requirements

Standard entry conditions
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

Entry Requirements
A second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a non-relevant discipline, or an equivalent standard in a professional qualification. Plus a good standard of GCSE English Language and Mathematics.

Application dates

Your Application
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink").

Enrolment dates

Start Date: September 2024

Post Course Info

Career options
Successful students can progress onto the MSc Advanced Accounting or MSc Strategic Accounting to gain further professional exemptions, or directly into an accounting training contract to become a professionally qualified accountant. The programme has excellent post-graduation employment rates and through the University's Employability & Careers Service, we facilitate linkages with prospective employers during the programme.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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