The Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting is delivered on a full-time basis over one academic year. The programme leverages our expertise in both analytical and practical aspects of accounting. You will graduate with a keen understanding of your prospective role as an accountant, whether you choose the practice or industry route. The diploma trains you to make appropriate judgments leading to informed decisions on all aspects of a firm's financial management, reporting, taxation and related requirements.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
• Admission to the course is competitive. Applicants will normally be expected to have an Honour Bachelor degree at 2.1 or above in a non-Accounting discipline, or international equivalent. They will also be expected to demonstrate a comfort with numeracy and analytical thinking.

• Work Experience: Work experience is not required but is a valuable asset.

• An IELTS or TOEFL Score: All our courses are in English. Non-native speakers will need to provide certification of one the following in the past two years: either an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with no band below 6; or a TOEFL score of at least IBT 90. If your primary degree was in English, then you can ignore this requirement.


1 year full-time.

Further enquiries

Course Director(s): Neil Dunne
Course Email:
Course Tel: +353-1-896 2629

Subjects taught

The course comprises 12 core taught modules. An indicative list of modules can be obtained from the course website:

Michaelmas Term
• Financial Accounting
• Taxation
• Audit
• Company Law
• Financial Management
• Management Accounting

Hilary Term
• Financial Reporting
• Advanced Taxation
• Forensic Accounting
• Corporate Governance and Ethics
• Advanced Financial Management
• Performance Measurement

Application date

Closing Date: 30th June 2017

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake September 2017

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