Accounting - Limerick

The aim of this one-year program is to give business, arts, science and other graduates, exemptions from the professional accountancy and taxation examinations.

Subjects taught

Semester 1
Cost Accounting and Decision Making Credits: 15
Personal and Business Tax Credits: 15

Semester 2
Audit Planning and Implementation Credits: 15
Transaction Tax Applications Credits: 15

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have a minimum of a 2.2 Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8) in a non-finance and accounting or a non-cognate discipline or approved equivalent qualification.


A level 7 qualification in a non-finance and accounting or a non-cognate discipline and at least 1 year relevant professional

Non-EU nationals must provide evidence of ability to follow classes in English (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent). Applicants may be required to attend TUS for an interview. Zoom interviews may be arranged for international students.

Application dates

• Application deadline: August 31st. Late applications will be considered where places are available.


1 year

Enrolment dates

Start date: September/October 2024
Location: Moylish Campus, Limerick City

Post Course Info

Positions that graduates can work in include:

Trainee Accountant in professional practice, industry and/or the public sector
Trainee Tax Advisor
Funds Analyst
General management opportunities across a range of sectors
Secondary School Teaching (subject to the pursuit a Professional Master of Education (PME) degree programme)
Leading employers include Deloitte, EY, PwC, Grant-Thornton, BDO, Mazars, BOI and Northern Trust”

Further Study
Those who complete the Certificate in Personal and Transaction Taxation will be eligible to apply for an exemption from Professional Accountancy Examinations and may also apply to enter the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Accounting under TUS’s transfer and progression policies.

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  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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