• Application Deadline
  • 8 months
    Duration
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. 

Overview

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. 

Accreditation

It is fully accredited by ACCA, Chartered Accountants Ireland and CIMA.

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

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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