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Accounting – MA


  • Campus: Athlone

  • years: 1

  • Fees: EU Full-time: €6,250, non-EU: €14,500

Course Overview

This course is a challenging, but rewarding one-year taught programme, running from September to August, with a new and updated syllabus.

The programme receives generous exemptions from the Professional Accountancy Bodies. Graduates of the programme receive full CAP 2 exemptions from Chartered Accountants Ireland, 11 exemptions from CPA Ireland, and 8 exemptions from ACCA. In addition, while maintaining the focus on preparing graduates for the accounting profession, the updated programme now incorporates a 30-credit Accounting Research Project. This module encapsulates learnings from the taught component and offers students the opportunity to engage with research literature to ensure the development of both practical and theoretical skills in the discipline.

If you have a degree in accounting or a general business with an accounting specialisation and would like to pursue a career in accounting, then this programme has been designed with you in mind.

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Contact Details

Luke Fannon

Programme Coordinator


What are the entry requirements?

Students are expected to have a minimum of a 2.2 Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8) in a cognate discipline.

Course Modules

  • Financial Reporting and Corporate Governance

  • Financial Strategy

  • Auditing

  • Strategic Management Accounting

  • Taxation

  • Integrated Case Studies

  • Accounting Research Project

What can you do after this programme?

The programme holds a strong reputation among employers, with a significant number of students receiving job offers within the initial three months of commencing the programme.

Students can progress to an appropriate Level 10 on completion.