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Accounting Professional Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #521 (QS) ,
The Accounting Professional Diploma programme at University of Limerick is a "conversion" programme of study designed to equip non-accounting graduates with a thorough grounding in accounting theory and practice.


The Accounting Professional Diploma programme offered at University of Limerick has been designed to:

  • Provide students with a high level of competence in the accounting discipline, thus allowing them the opportunity to progress to study for a professional accounting qualification
  • Allow students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the key areas of accounting, finance, taxation and business law
  • Develop students’ awareness of the ethical and social context in which accounting operates
  • Enable students' comprehension of accounting and financial issues for overall business management
  • Promote the development of self-managed learning skills including time management, prioritisation, critical thinking and reflection

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Management Management and Cost Accounting, 
  • Financial Accounting, 
  • Taxation, 
  • Legal Environment of Business 
  • Corporate Finance, 
  • Performance Management, 
  • Financial Reporting Company and Partnership Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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

  • Normally applicants will possess a minimum 2:2 honours primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) 
  • Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, the candidate should meet the University's English language requirements. 
  • In exceptional circumstances an applicant who cannot satisfy the undergraduate requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant professional experience. 
  • Candidates may be interviewed as part of the selection process to determine their suitability for the programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5195 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5195 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5195 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5195 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Limerick

  • 850 - 1150 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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