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Accounting / Cuntasaíocht

DT310 FT

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Introduction‌

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. 

Applications are invited for this intensive one year full time conversion programme for non-accounting graduates wishing to pursue a career as professional accountants.

Holders of the award receive significant examination exemptions from the main professional accountancy bodies operating in Ireland and will be well prepared for the latter stages of their programmes. (Details of exemptions will be found in the relevant accounting body’s literature or website.)

For further information please see our online brochure below:

PG Dip in Accounting DT310 brochure

Who Should Apply?

Conversion Programme

Aimed at non-accounting graduates wishing to pursue a career as professional accountants.  Those successfully completing this programme gain attractive exemptions from the examinations of the main accounting bodies operating in Ireland.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should hold an honours bachelor degree (minimum of 2.2 honours or better) in a discipline other than accounting. Due to competition for places on the programme, firm offers will be made to candidates on an 2.1 or higher and offers will be made to 2.2 graduates should there be places available.

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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the PgDip Accounting get a full exemption from CA Proficiency 1 (CAP1) examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland subject to performance in specific modules in the programme.  Graduates also get exemptions from modules F1 to F9 inclusive of the ACCA syllabus, the maximum exemptions allowable, subject to performance in specific modules in the programme.

Following appropriate training, most graduates pursue careers as professional accountants (either practising or in industry/commerce) with a wide range of professional services companies and government bodies including:

  • EY
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • PWC
  • BDO
  • Grant Thornton
  • Mazars
  • HSOC
  • Revenue Commissioners
  • Civil Service
  • Bank of Ireland
  • State Street

For further information please see our online brochure: PG Dip in Accounting DT310 brochure

Course Content

Core:

  • Financial accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Taxation

Optional:

  • Auditing
  • Business information systems
  • Business Law
  • Financial management
  • Management science
  • Economics

Assessment

By written examination

Who Should Apply?

Conversion Programme

Aimed at non-accounting graduates wishing to pursue a career as professional accountants.  Those successfully completing this programme gain attractive exemptions from the examinations of the main accounting bodies operating in Ireland. 

Hear from our students and alumni.

Timetable / Hours

Up to 20 hours per week

Award

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

 

Andrew O'Meara DT310 Prizewinner

Dublin Institute of Technology Gold Medal for achieving first place on the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting - Andrew O'Meara (2015/16)

For Further Information

Ms Evelyn Murphy
Assistant Head of School of Accounting & Finance
College of Business 
DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2 

T: 01 402 4068
F: 01 402 3003 
E: evelyn.murphy@dit.ie

Frequently Asked Questions

PG Dip in Accounting DT310 brochure

EU Fees *

*The fees outlined for each course are provisional and are subject to change

For full-time postgraduate fees click here

For part-time postgraduate fees click here

For information on funding please see the following link: Fees and Funding

Non EU Fees click here

 

What our Students say...

 

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''This program is a conversion course for students with no accounting background so I was not worried that the materials would be too difficult. The main reason for joining the program is that I will get the full exemptions from CA Proficiency 1 (CAP1) examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland, and exemptions from modules F1 to F9 of the ACCA, after completing the diploma. It could be a good start for my career.

The lecturers are professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. They are always happy to answer my questions during classes or even after classes. The learning materials are well explained and organised. Even though the learning schedule is packed to learn a huge amount of accounting concepts in 8 months, it is still worthwhile as I can go back to the workplace sooner. It is a good program for people who want to change their career to accountancy.''

Hiutung Ng 2016/17


 

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''I have found the course really interesting and it has complemented my previous business knowledge which was what I was looking for as I wanted to merge the financial side business with business strategy.

The classes are fast paced, but if you are ever stuck or unsure the lecturers are always willing to go back over something or to meet with you.

Although I came from a Business background many of my friends in the course came from lots of different degrees but have found the transition easy and manageable! I would highly recommend this course, its a steep learning curve but it is one that you will reap the rewards from.''

Meghan McGowan 2016/17

 

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''My first weeks in DIT were daunting to say the least, having never undertook an accounting module in any of my previous studies or at leaving certificate level, the clear scale of what I had undertook had begun to settle in. I decided it was best to voice these concerns with one of the lecturers and was immediately reassured that not only had I the capabilities to successful complete the course, but also that I would have the unwavering support from the lecturers to help me step by step along the way. 

Coming from large lecture halls with often two hundred plus students in my undergraduate studies, to small class based learning, was something I noted as beneficial from the beginning.

The hands on teaching approach lecturers undertake in DIT is one which I believe lays the foundations for each student to achieve.

The teaching team as a whole are focused and motivated

My studies have not only been interesting and stimulating, but motivating.''

Sophie Rowan 2016/17