Course Description

Course Title : MSc in Accounting

DCU Business School



The DCU MSc in Accounting is the leading graduate accounting programme of its kind in Ireland, an innovative partnership of learning which is informed and shaped by the needs of the accounting and taxation professionals of tomorrow.

The programme is designed for accounting graduates to combine study for a Master’s degree while gaining exemptions from professional examinations at the same time.

The one-year, full-time Masters programme develops students’ technical accounting knowledge to a very high standard. The programme also encourages critical and creative thinking, teamwork and communication, and develops a diverse range of professional attributes which equip graduates to excel in the accounting profession and will enable them to adopt leadership positions in their professional lives.


Course Code DC501
College Name DCU Business School
Course Category Accountancy, Business
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 9
Course Fee EU National €7,955/ Non EU €14,800
Course Duration 1 year Full time
Entry Requirements The normal minimum Entry Requirements are:- A Second Class Honours Grade 1 honours degree in Accounting (or with a significant specialism in Accounting), or international equivalent, together with full exemption from the CAP1 examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland; or A credit award in the DCU Professional Diploma in Accounting (DC500) or equivalent qualification, together with full exemption from the CAP1 examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland. If you have achieved a Second Class Honours Grade 2 Honours degree in Accounting (or with a significant specialism in Accounting), or a Pass award in the DCU Professional Diploma in Accounting (or equivalent), you may still obtain a place. This will depend on availability of places and on obtaining high grades in core Accounting modules in your programme. core Accounting modules include Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Taxation and Finance. If, as is normally the case, demand from qualified applicants exceeds available places, applicants will be ranked for admission purposes on the basis of prior academic performance. Candidates who have not received their degree results by the application closing date will receive conditional offers. NOTE : It is a condition of admission to this programme that applicants are fully exempt from CAP 1 examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland. All applicants must apply directly to Chartered Accountants Ireland for exemption and provide the University with a certificate of exemption from Chartered Accountants Ireland. The deadline for exemption applications to the Institute is normally the end of July (you should check this with the Institute to be sure). Failure to produce proof of CAP 1 exemptions on joining the programme may result in withdrawal of your place on the programme.
Career Path Graduates of the MSc in Accounting are exempt from all subjects in the CAP2 Examination of Chartered Accountants Ireland. To qualify as chartered accountants, graduates of the programme will be required to pass the Institute's Final Admitting Examination and to serve a training contract of three years. Graduates will also receive exemptions from Part 1 of the AITI Chartered Tax Advisor Programme. Graduates are typically employed by the leading international accounting firms, who go on to great success in their professional examinations. Frequent employers of our graduates include PwC, KPMG, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton and Mazars.
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DCU Business School



DCU Business School, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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