This course is designed to fast-track graduates who wish to pursue careers in accountancy or taxation. It is a “conversion programme” aimed at non-accounting graduates from disciplines such as arts, computers, education, engineering, and science. Business or commerce graduates, who have not majored in accountancy, may also find the programme beneficial. Successful completion of the course will give graduates full CAP1 exemptions from Chartered Accountants Ireland, 7 of the 9 Fundamental Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) papers and 3 of the 4 part 1 Irish Tax Institute papers. Students undertake an induction course commencing in the 1st week in September and a total of 8 modules, ranging from 5 credit to 15 credit modules. Due to the intensive nature of the programme, significant additional self-study is also required of students.
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
Dublin Road, Galway
Modules include: Financial accounting; management accounting; financial management; taxation i; taxation ii; ethics; business law; corporate law.
This programme is assessed using a mix of continuous assessment and terminal examinations.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
Minimum entry requirement is a 2.2 in a non-accounting level 8 degree or an approved equivalent non-accounting qualification. Students who have an Honours Bachelor degree (level 8) or equivalent in accounting, achieved outside Ireland are also eligible to apply. International students are required to meet an English language standard equivalent to TOEFL (560) or IELTS (6.0).