Master Accounting

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR17900 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR12850 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Dublin, Ireland
This intensive course is aimed at top graduates with an educational background in business, accounting and finance and who are seeking a course that will develop in them the requisite technical, analytical and personal skills to succeed in the accounting profession


What will I learn?

The overall target of the course is to instil a broad knowledge base in the many aspects of accounting, coupled with the specific skills that successful graduates will require in order to progress through professional training and gain rapid access to senior management positions in their future career.

  • A functional and technical level of competence above that demanded by the Chartered Accountants' professional syllabus, in the areas of financial accounting, management accounting, finance, auditing and taxation.
  • Development of a theoretical and conceptual understanding of accounting, enabling graduates to apply the necessary accounting skills and concepts to comprehend and solve accounting problems.
  • The ability to use the required IT tools, decision-making and evaluation processes and communication skills when reporting financial information to businesses and assessing the impact of eventual decisions.
How will I benefit?
Successful completion of the course provides graduates with a significant head-start in the accounting profession, due to the high level of academic rigour within the curriculum and the excellent reputation of the course in the eyes of recruiters.
  • A significant IT dimension to the curriculum encourages a full command of the tools required for the profession and nurtures a hands-on approach to learning within the classroom.
  • The acquisition of knowledge and skills that meet the requirements of professional accounting bodies for entry into their final examinations. Our master of accounting graduates perform consistently strongly in the Chartered Accountants Ireland final examinations.
  • Access to a wide range of employment opportunities, namely within Accounting, Financial Services, Industry and Commerce, and Management Consultancy, and with employers such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young. UCD master of accounting graduates such as Siobhán Talbot, Chief Executive of Glanbia, and Shaun Murphy, Managing Partner KPMG, occupy some of the top positions in the business and accounting professions.
Course features

A stepping stone in your accounting career the course is widely recognised for the quality of its graduates and the accelerated career trajectory that they take, both within Ireland and internationally.

Diversified teaching from leading experts via workshops, lectures, seminars and IT laboratories. Graduates will benefit from and apply cutting-edge knowledge delivered by expert lecturers and researchers, as well as accounting professionals and executives. Our lecturers include a former president of Chartered Accountants Ireland, as well as authors of accounting textbooks.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • EUR17900 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR12850 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content


You must complete ten compulsory modules in the following areas

and either a minor dissertation or two summer modules:

Financial Reporting

Advanced Financial Accounting

Finance and Financial Instruments

Auditing and Assurance 1 & 2

Taxation 1 & 2

Management Accounting

Management Control Systems

Contemporary Issues in Accounting (Case Study Based)

Summer Modules

Unless you are undertaking a minor dissertation, you must complete

two summer modules from the following list:

Corporate Governance and Ethics

Current Issues in Accounting Practice

Taxation Summer School


A first class or second class honours grade 1 Business degree. An overall final average grade of 63% or GPA of 3.20 (out of 4.2) will be required (or equivalent).

For students from the University of Limerick, a final QCA of 3.12 or higher is required. Exemption from the Chartered Accountants Proficiency I (CAP 1) examination is also required which is obtained from Chartered Accountants Ireland.

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Ireland when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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