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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

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 or 2 years part-time

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

Follow-on Courses

Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
Level 10 studies (Doctoral) at other Institutions and universities at home and abroad

Career Pathways

The main employers are:
Private Sector
Public Sector
Retail Sector
Finance Sector

Graduate Careers

Former graduates are employed in the following capacities:
Qualified Accountant (ICA, ACCA, CIMA)

Further enquiries

Further Information
Patricia Doherty
Head of Department
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186202

Subjects taught

Semester Proposed Modules Mandatory/elective Credits Hours Per Week

Tax Practice Mandatory 10 6
Audit Practice Mandatory 10 4
Performance Measurement Mandatory 5 3
Research Methods Mandatory 5 2
Academic Writing Elective 5 1

Advanced Finance Mandatory 5 3
Integrated Case Studies in Accounting Mandatory 5 0
Advanced Financial Accounting Mandatory 10 6
Corporate Governance Mandatory 5 0
IT Applications for the Professional Accountant Mandatory 5 2
Work Based Learning Project Elective 15 0
Dissertation Elective 15 0


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

Application date

Application Deadline - 24 August

Course fee

EU Fees: €5,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €9,000.00

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