Accounting - Conversion Course - Galway

ATU - Galway Campuses

Accounting - Conversion Course - Galway

This Level 9 conversion course aims to fastrack the careers of non-accounting graduates looking to pursue a career in this high-demand area across the world. The programme offers approximately the same accounting exemptions as an accounting graduate would achieve through an undergraduate programme. Smaller class sizes facilitate greater interaction for students with lecturers who are experts in their respective fields resulting in an excellent learning environment.

Who should apply?
This conversion programme is aimed at non-accounting graduates from any discipline. Accountancy offers a defined career path, whilst offering a range of employment options. Accountancy professionals are consistently in demand in private and public organisations. Potential roles include professional accountants, management accountants, auditors or tax consultants.

On-Campus Attendance
This post-graduate conversion course is delivered onsite at the ATU Donegal Letterkenny Campus. Typically lectures are delivered Monday through Friday every week.

Subjects taught

Year 1
Business Law
Taxation 1
Ethics, Risk & Corporate
Corporate Law
Taxation 2
Financial Accounting
Management Accounting
Financial Management

Entry requirements

This is a one-year conversion programme aimed at non-accounting graduates from any discipline. The entry requirement is a minimum of a 2.2 in a Level 8 degree of any denomination.


1 year full-time on campus.

Study Hours
As it is a conversion course, there is a relatively large class contact with approximately 25 hours per week, spread over five days. Significant self study is also required.


Fees: €5,000 (EU Fee). Non-EU Fee - Enquiries to GMIT International Office -

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Job Opportunities
This course is primarily designed for those who wish to pursue a career in Accountancy, although you may choose to utilise your accounting knowledge in conjunction with your primary degree.

The course prepares you for employment in the accounting function of industry and with firms of professional accountants, as well as with other financial services employers. There are many different types of accounting roles, and Accountants today play a very strategic role within business.

The main types of accountants are Professional Accountants (who work in private practice) or Management Accountants (who work in companies), but there are many specialist roles such as Auditors and Taxation Consultants.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime,Full time

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