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Accounting - Conversion

The programme is a "conversion" programme of study designed to equip non-accounting graduates with a thorough grounding in accounting theory and practice. The course provides the perfect foundation for a career as a professional accountant, with exemptions available from Chartered Accountants Ireland, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for graduates of the programme, thus providing them with exceptional employment prospects.

Entry requirements

Normally applicants will possess a minimum 2:2 honours primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in any field other than accounting related fields. In the case of international students, the overseas equivalent as determined by the Course Team in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions will be acceptable. Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, the candidate should meet the University's English language requirements. In exceptional circumstances an applicant who cannot satisfy the undergraduate requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant professional experience. Candidates may be interviewed as part of the selection process to determine their suitability for the programme.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.

•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

•Cambridge Assessment English - Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice

Duration

1 year Full Time

Careers or further progression

The Professional Diploma in Accounting will prepare graduates to pursue careers in accountancy firms, financial institutions, and manufacturing and service companies in Ireland and abroad. Graduates are exempt, in full, from the CAP1 examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland. The course provides the perfect foundation for a career as a professional accountant by focusing on the core areas of accounting knowledge that will prepare students to excel in the workplace and in their future professional exams.

Further enquiries

Course Director
Anne Tynan
Tel: +353 (0) 61 234658
Email: anne.tynan@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Semester 1

Financial Management
Management and Cost Accounting
Financial Accounting
Taxation
Legal Environment of Business

Semester 2

Corporate Finance
Performance Management
Financial Reporting
Company and Partnership Law

Comment

The programme is a "conversion" programme of study designed to equip non-accounting graduates with a thorough grounding in accounting theory and practice. The course provides the perfect foundation for a career as a professional accountant, with graduates from the programme securing exemptions from both Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), thus providing them with exceptional employment prospects.

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

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