Postgraduate Diploma On Campus


Trinity College Dublin

8 months
15500 EUR/full
10500 EUR/full
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Designed for non-accounting graduates, this full time eight month conversion 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. 

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The Accounting conversion course from Trinity College Dublin provides significant exemptions from the examinations of professional accountancy bodies. It is fully accredited by ACCA, Chartered Accountants Ireland and CIMA.

In eight months of study, graduates attain the following professional exemptions:

  • ACCA: All 9 Papers at the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills levels (formerly known as Papers F1 to F9)
  • Chartered Accountants Ireland (ACA): Full CAP 1 exemption;
  • CIMA: Papers BA1-BA4, E1, P1, F1 and P2
  • Irish Tax Institute: Group 2 exemptions;
  • CPA Ireland: Formation 1 (all papers), Formation 2 (Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Taxation) and Professional 1 (Corporate Reporting, Managerial Finance and Corporate Laws & Governance).

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.

Ireland is one of the only European countries to provide a two year graduate work visa. The Irish Third Level Graduate scheme exists to allow legally resident non-EEA third level graduates to remain in Ireland for the purpose of seeking employment and applying for a green card or work permit. Students in training to become fully chartered accountants have the opportunity to apply for a Stamp 1A visa. This visa lasts up to four years and six months.

Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Career Opportunities

Our graduates are in a prime position to launch their career in accounting and finance. With your accounting knowledge and exemptions, you can fast-track your career to becoming a fully chartered accountant or choose to move into the areas of finance, risk, investments, auditing and tax, amongst others. Once fully qualified, graduates can also start their own firm or choose to go into financial consultancy.


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

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

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  • International

    15500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 EUR for the full programme during 8 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 EUR for the full programme during 8 months.

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.


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