Professional Accounting, Master | Maynooth University | Maynooth, Ireland
12 months
14000 EUR/year
6500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Professional Accounting programme at Maynooth University  is a 1-year intensive conversion course designed so as to mirror in terms of standard and complexity the critical areas of the accounting syllabi of a 3-year undergraduate accounting programme.

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Graduates will, on successful completion of the programme, have entitlement to CAP1 exemptions from Chartered Accountants Ireland. Successful graduates also have exemption from LW, PM, TX, FR and FM of the ACCA professional examinations, and equivalent exemptions from other Accounting Bodies.

 Graduates are very well placed to enter the work force as a trainee accountant with just two sets of professional exams required to complete to qualify as a chartered accountant. Successful graduates from the Professional Accounting programme at Maynooth University will have an option of enrolling for the 1-year Masters in Accounting at Maynooth University, the successful completion of which, will enable them to qualify for exemption from a further level of examinations (CAP 2) of Chartered Accountants Ireland.


While graduates are likely to be primarily focused on a professional accountancy qualification, our accounting programmes prepare students for a variety of careers both in the private and public sectors in every industry. Graduates are typically employed by the leading accounting firms. Career options also include accountant in industry, management consultant, regulatory agencies, NGO’s and Government services.

Programme Structure

On completion of the programme graduates will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of financial accounting and the main business and accounting structures
  • Understand and be able to apply the principles of double entry book–keeping
  • Be able to prepare a set of accounts
  • Understand the principles of financial management
  • Have the knowledge and skills to deal with most routine issues in personal income tax and vat
  • Have an understanding of the impact of law on business

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Open to students with a 2.2 undergraduate degree in any subject. No prior knowledge of accounting is required. Applicants must have a recognised degree which is considered equivalent to an Irish university primary degree level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Maynooth

650 - 1000 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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