Accounting - Professional Accounting

This is a one year full time programme designed for honours graduates who may not have taken major accounting specialisms in their undergraduate studies, but who wish to pursue a professional accounting qualification.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.2 undergraduate degree in any subject is required. No prior knowledge of accounting required. Students who achieve a grade of 2.1 or better for the year may proceed to the 1 year MA in Accounting. For international students whose first language is not English, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MHH66 1 year Full-time

Careers or further progression

Careers in accountancy include careers in professional practice, industry, regulatory agencies, NGOs and government services.

Further enquiries

Programme Director; Dr Bridget McNally
Admission Director: Hilary Qualter
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3681
Web: economics-finance-and-accounting

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules include management and cost accounting, law and governance, taxation and VAT, financial accounting and business law and legal process.


The Department is strongly committed to the provision of high quality teaching programmes at postgraduate level. We place a high premium on quality teaching and personal contact with our students, ensuring that the students' experience at Maynooth University is both enjoyable and productive. Members of the Department publish in leading international journals and have strong links with industry and the business community, US multinationals, the Central Bank, hedge funds and fund management companies.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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