Taught course

Advanced Accounting

Ulster University · Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

Entry requirements

Entrants will normally possess a good second class Honours degree (currently 2.1) in an accounting discipline and must also be exempt from all CAP 1 subjects of Chartered Accountants Ireland. Students who have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (currently with commendation) and gained full CAP 1 exemptions are also invited to apply.

English language competence: minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent. Prior to admission to this course, students must provide the University with a certificate of exemption from Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Exemption Application Forms are available at www.charteredaccountants.ie and the deadline for applications is 31 July.

Months of entry


Course content

A popular postgraduate programme for high calibre accunting graduates with provides full CAP 2 exemptions and excellent employment prospects. This vocational programme is designed to meet the needs of accounting graduates who wish to pursue a career as a Chartered Accountant. It is an academically challenging programme which attracts high calibre accounting graduates. It allows students to combine a postgraduate master's qualification with study for professional examinations.

Fees and funding

For the 21/22 academic year, the Government will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500* per student for postgraduate study. This is available for Northern Ireland students who meet the nationality or residency criteria.

The Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan is available for postgraduate courses studied full-time, part-time 'in attendance', or distance-learning full-time or part-time, over no more than three years.

More infromation can be found here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    9-12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9-12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Helen McGuffin