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Is this course for me?
Our Master of Arts in Accounting will enhance your analytical skills and teach you advanced accounting subjects in theory and practice. The course provides postgraduate education and training at the forefront of accounting and accounting-related practice.

With generous exemptions from ACCA, CPA, CAI and CIMA, our innovative Masters programme is highly successful and has been developed in close collaboration with the Professional Accounting Bodies.

With a two month industry placement and an excellent employment record with the 'Big 4' you can look forward to opportunities in key accounting roles in multinational organisations and practices.

Key features
• Generous exemptions from ACCA, CPA, CAI, and CIMA
• Proven track record with professional exams
• Two month industry placement
• 100% employment record including the "Big 4"
• Leading national and international best practice speakers.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Level 8 Honours Degree with a specialisation in accounting, second class honours (2.2). However 2.1 is preferable. If you don't have an honours degree but have relevant experience you may also eligible to apply via Recognition Prior Learning (RPL).


1 year, full-time
2 years, part-time
PGDip: 9 months

To facilitate people wishing to combine work and study the programme has a flexible mode of delivery. This means that anyone working in an accounting capacity and completing professional accounting exams will also be able to attend classes. Delivery will be blended using a combination of face to face lectures and online delivery. 2 afternoons/evenings per week for 1 yr Fulltime or 1 afternoon/evening per week for 2 years Part-time (for those in employment).

Careers or further progression

Career Pathways
The main employers are:
*Private Sector
*Public Sector
*Retail Sector
*Finance Sector

Graduate Careers

Graduate careers typically include:
*Qualified Accountant (ICA, ACCA, CIMA)

Further enquiries

Department Administration:
+353 (0)74 918 6206 / +353 (0)74 918 6210
Patricia Doherty
Head of Department
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186202

Subjects taught

Master of Arts in Accounting
Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
Semester 1
• Tax Practice (M)
• Audit Practice (M)
• Performance Measurement (M)
• Research Methods (M)
• Academic Writing (O)

Semester 2
• Advanced Finance (M)
• Integrated Case Studies In Accounting (M)
• Advanced Financial Accounting (M)
• Corporate Governance (M)
• IT Applications for the Professional Accountant (M)

Choose from one of the following Electives (E)*:
• Work Based Learning Project
• Research Development & Dissertation

* Not required for postgraduate diploma


Professional Recognition
Generous exemptions from ACCA,CPA, CAI ad CIMA.

Application date

Application Deadline - 22nd August

Course fee

EU Fees: €5,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €10,000.00

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