Trinity College Dublin

Postgraduate Diploma
8 months
15500 EUR/full
10500 EUR/full
Tuition fee
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Ranked 1st in Ireland and 10th in Western Europe for Accounting (Eduniversal), the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting offered by Trinity College Dublin gives non-accounting graduates the opportunity to fast-track their career in accountancy and gain significant exemptions from the examinations of professional accountancy bodies. 


Designed for non-accounting graduates, this full time eight month Accounting conversion course from Trinity College Dublin fast tracks students towards becoming a qualified accountant and focuses on the fundamentals of financial accounting, management accounting, corporate finance, audit, taxation and related areas. 

The programme provides significant exemptions from the examinations of professional accountancy bodies. It is fully accredited by ACCA, Chartered Accountants Ireland and CIMA. 

Expert faculty and practitioners from Big-4 accountancy firms combine to deliver modules, grounded in the academia-practice link that underpins the entire programme. As the economy continues to recover and grow, so does the demand for accounting professionals. Guest speakers from ACCA, CAI (ACA), CIMA and other accountancy bodies advise on your next steps in the accountancy profession. 

Internship Opportunities and Prizes 

EY will offer internships to two of the highest-placed students across the entire programme (subject to the students meeting their entrance criteria). They are sponsoring cash prizes of €250 each for the highest placing students in the ‘Audit’ and ‘Corporate Governance and Ethics’ modules. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Taxation Advanced Taxation
  • Audit
  • Accounting in Practice
  • Company Law
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Financial Management
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Performance Measurement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines






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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or upper second-class honours degree, or equivalent. If you have yet to complete your degree, submit your most recent transcripts. If your transcript is not in English, please also supply a certified translation
  • Two academic referees
  • Work experience (optional)
  • An English competency exam
  • A GMAT score may be requested in certain cases

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.


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