Accounting - Limerick

Master of Arts in Accounting
Do you want to work in a well-paid and secure career that offers opportunities to work in different sectors across the world? This one-year full-time postgraduate course deepens students' accounting knowledge and skills and offers an accelerated pathway to a career in professional accounting.

Graduates from the programme earn generous exemptions from the professional bodies:
• ACCA - (Certified) –8 out of 9 possible exemptions
• ACA - (Chartered) –Full CAP 2 exemptions
• CIMA-Graduates qualify for the master's gateway route
• CPA – Exemptions assessed on an individual basis

If you have a degree in accounting, or a general business degree with an accounting specialisation, and would like to pursue a career in accounting, then this programme has been designed with you in mind. The programme is intensive with a strong emphasis on self-directed learning.

Subjects taught

What modules will I study?
• Semester 1
Auditing - Credits: 10
Financial Reporting and Corporate Governance - Credits: 10
Financial Strategy - Credits: 10

• Semester 2
Accounting Research Project - Integrated Case Studies - Credits: 10
Strategic Management Accounting - Credits: 10
Taxation - Credits: 10

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements?
Students are expected to have a minimum of a 2.2 Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8) in Accounting or General Business with an Accounting specialisation.

In line with institute policies, 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

Applications open for 2023-2024


1 Year

Post Course Info

What are the career prospects?
Professional accounting is a secure and well paid job that offers many career paths internationally. The programme has strong ties with accounting employers, with graduates gaining roles in accounting practices, industry, public service and financial services. Many students enrolled on the programme are recruited by accounting and business firms in advance of their graduation.

Many of our students are international students who completed their undergraduate degree in their home country.The majority of our international students in the past have worked in Ireland in accountancy related jobs following their graduation. Accounting is included in the Critical Skills Occupations List in Ireland.

Are there opportunities for further study?
Graduates typically progress into employment in the accounting field, or into full time study with external providers for the professional accountancy exams. Graduates may progress onto a Level 10 PhD programme.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time

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