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Designed for non-accounting graduates, this full-time eight-month conversion course fast-tracks students towards becoming qualified accountants 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.

Award Name Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)
NFQ Classification Major
Awarding Body University of Dublin
NFQ Level Level 9 NFQ
Award Name NFQ Classification Awarding Body NFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ) Major University of Dublin Level 9 NFQ
Course Provider:
Dublin City Centre
Attendance Options:
Full time, Daytime
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1 year full-time.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to posses a minimum 2.1 Honours degree or international equivalent. They should also have two academic referees (applicants with work experience can instead provide one academic and one professional referee).

Applicants whose first language is not English and were not educated in the language will also need to complete an English competency exam (in line with Trinity's postgraduate English language requirements).

Careers / Further progression

Career Opportunities
Our dedicated Careers & Community team is dedicated to supporting our students and alumni in exploring career options, preparing effectively for their next career move, and making informed career decisions that will develop and shape their futures through workshops and tailored individual career sessions.

Specialised in career development, the team can help you to identify suitable career paths and provide tailored advice on how best to achieve your career goals through workshops, one-to-one coaching, and psychometric assessments. They deliver a wide range of career sessions with defined learning outcomes and arrange company and recruitment consultancy presentations, job fairs, and networking events.

Graduates of this programme find employment with many top accountancy firms including KPMG, Deloitte, EY, PwC and Grant Thornton, with the majority securing training contracts before graduation.

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Further information

Next Intake: September 2024


Closing Date: 31st July 2024
To apply, click on the Application weblink above
Register Your Interest in the course via the course webpage link above

Course Structure
There are 12 taught modules delivered over the eight-month programme.

Note: Modules offered each academic year are subject to change. Listed below were the modules and timetable for 2023/2024

Michaelmas Term
Financial Accounting
Company Law
Financial Management
Management Accounting

Hilary Term
Financial Reporting
Advanced Taxation
Accounting in Practice
Corporate Governance and Ethics
Advanced Financial Management
Performance Measurement

Note: Students have the opportunity to partake in preliminary classes one week before the beginning of term, ensuring they enter the programme with a foundation and knowledge in accountancy.

Students are assessed through a mixture of written exams and continuous assessments. A dissertation is not required.

Course Director
Neil Dunne
Telephone Number: +353 1 896 3204

Course Provider:
Dublin City Centre
Attendance Options:
Full time, Daytime
Qualification Letters:
Apply to:
Course provider