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LY_BACCT_M (Masters)
LY_BACCT_G (Postgrad Dip)
Is this the course for you?
If you are committed to a career in accounting, this course will enhance your analytical skills and teach you advanced accounting subjects in theory and in practice. The course provides postgraduate education and training at the forefront of accounting and accounting-related practice.

Key features
• Generous exemptions from ACCA, CPA and CAI.
• 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 a 2.1 is preferable. If you don’t have an honours degree but have relevant experience you may also be eligible to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


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

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
This innovative Masters programme is proving both popular and highly successful with a 100% employment rate for graduates. The programme was developed in close collaboration with the Professional Accounting Bodies and attracts significant exemptions.

Graduate careers typically include:
Accounting roles in Multinational Organisations or Accounting Practices.

Follow-on courses
• Level 10 studies (Doctoral) at other Institutions and universities at home and abroad.

Further enquiries

Head of Department
Patricia Doherty
074 918 6202

Subjects taught

Semester 1
• Tax Practice (M)
• Audit Practice (M)
• Performance Measurement (M)
• Research Methods (M)
• Academic Writing (O)

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

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

(M) = Mandatory, (E) = Elective, (O) = Optional

Enrolment and start dates

This course begins in September each year.

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