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  • Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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Enrolment and Start Dates Comment

Course Start Date: September 2014.

Application Date

Closing Date: 30 April 2014

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September to June Full-Time.

Timetable / Hours
This programme is delivered over two extended semesters rather than over the 12 months.

Teaching hours are 21 hours per week in the semester 1 and 19 hours per week in semester 2.

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Financial Support

Funding for Courses:
(i) Higher Education Grants
Postgraduate Students:
Students entering new postgraduate courses from September 2012 onwards will make their online application to SUSI.

SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) is the newly appointed body for student grants in Ireland who operate an online grant applications system accessible at

(ii) VEC Scholarships
For up-to-date information go to Dept of Education Website or

(iii) Sponsorship by Employers
Employers may sponsor an employee to pursue postgraduate studies by research within the Institute, or to attend a postgraduate course. Arrangements are made between the employer, the employee and the Contact person in the relevant School or Research Centre of the Institute. The work may be related to a problem identified by an employer as being of particular interest to her/his firm and expertise and facilities of the Institute may be of particular assistance in its investigation and solution.

(iv) Other Sources of Funding
Many International students studying in Ireland are sponsored by their own government or through other international scholarship programmes. In most cases applications should be made through the Ministry of Education in the student's home country. In the case of UK nationals only they should also contact the Irish Embassy in London for information.

The Irish Council for International Students administers Study Fellowships under the Irish Aid Programmes for students for Priority Aid Countries. Please refer to for further information. International students are also advised to refer to the Website of the International Education Board Ireland, which gives information on scholarship sources.

(v) is a website that has information on financial support for further and higher education. It lists the several financial assistance schemes available in Ireland to help you progress through further and higher education.

Entry Requirements

An honours degree (2.2 or higher) with accounting constituting a major part. It is expected that all candidates will have full CAP1 exemptions from Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI). Due to pressure on places entry is only guaranteed to graduates holding a 2.1 or better. Those who have made timely progress in their professional examinations may also be considered.

Non-EU applicants should note:
Only in exceptional circumstances will the School of Accounting and Finance accept students onto the MSc in Accounting (DT329) who have attained their undergraduate qualifications outside Ireland.

Prospective international graduate students interested in professional accounting exemptions may apply for DT310 Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting which offers extensive exemptions to graduates.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.


School of Accounting & Finance, College of Business, DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

Graduates will be eligible for the award of MSc in Accounting of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Course Content

Please note due to the great demand for our programmes early applications are assessed when received and dealt with promptly. Therefore it is advisable to make early applications for an early response.

This programme is offered on a full time basis (one year) commencing September. It is designed for honours (2.2 or better) graduates in accounting. It is aimed at those wishing to further their studies in accounting and who may wish to prepare for a career as a professional accountant.

Those commencing the programme with exemption from CAP 1 CAI will, on successfully completing the programme and meeting other requirements, be eligible for exemption from Cap 2 CAI.

It will also equip its graduates to successfully complete the examinations of the other major accounting bodies (ACCA, CIMA CPA (I)) operating in Ireland.

The programme will also develop the skills and competencies required to undertake independent research in the areas of accounting and related areas.

Subjects Taught

Financial Reporting
Management Accounting
Accounting & Strategy in Practice
Ethics & Governance
Accounting Inquiry

Careers or Further Progression

Career Opportunities
Most graduates will initially embark on qualifying as a professional accountant. Following this opportunities exist in both professional offices and elsewhere.

Further Enquiries

Programme co-ordinator
Dr Joseph Coughlan
School of Accounting and Finance
College of Business
DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2
T: 01 402 7068
F: 01 402 3003

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