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Accounting / Cuntasaíocht

DT329 FT

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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 (2.1 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.

Entry Requirements:

An honours bachelor degree (2.1 or higher) with accounting constituting a major part. It is expected that all candidates will have full CAP1 exemptions from Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI).

For more information on this course please open our online brochure: ‌MSc in Accounting DT329 brochure

Career Opportunities

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

Course Content

  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting
  • Finance
  • Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Accounting & Strategy in Practice
  • Ethics & Governance
  • Accounting Inquiry

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”


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

For Further Information

Dr. Ruth Casey 
Assistant Head of School of Accounting & Finance
College of Business 

T: 01 402 7068

Frequently Asked Questions

EU Fees*

For information on postgradute fees, please see the following link: Fees and Funding

Non EU Fees click here

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

Photo of Ian O'Brien DT329 Gold Medal Award Winner 2016

Ian O'Brien was awarded the gold medal from DIT for

achieving first place on the Masters in Accounting 2016

What our Students say...

 Liam Rushe Photo for DT329''I chose to pursue the MSc in Accounting because I was impressed with the facilities in DIT and the delivery of the Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting that I had just completed. The athlete support programme covered my MSc. in Accounting tuition in full and I felt that embarking on the course was preferable to a year juggling work, CAP2 preparation and hurling.

In my experience the staff delivering the course were approachable, professional and above all knowledgeable in their respective fields. The materials were sufficient and relevant for future study.

One of the key experiences was drafting a report on the origin and future developments of the carbon tax system provided by the Accounting Inquiry module. There were also opportunities to develop public presentation skills in the finance modules.

What separates this course from other offerings, is the Accounting & Strategy in Practice module that provides invaluable preparation for the FAEs. The module draws on all strands of the accounting syllabus including audit, finance, management accounting, financial reporting, tax and strategic management exactly like the FAEs. We were assessed through a series of day long case study sessions requiring us to identify the relevant issues and offer possible solutions in the correct format. This module was created to provide students with a foundation for approaching the FAE exams and is a complete success. For this module alone I would recommend this course to anybody interested in pursuing a career in accountancy.''

‌Liam Rushe - Athlete Support Scholarship Recipient & MSc. in Accounting Graduate