Taught course


University of Limerick · Department of Accounting and Finance

Entry requirements

Normally applicants will possess a minimum 2:2 honours primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in any field other than accounting related fields. In the case of international students, the overseas equivalent as determined by the Course Team in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions will be acceptable. Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, the candidate should meet the University's English language requirements. In exceptional circumstances an applicant who cannot satisfy the undergraduate requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant professional experience. Candidates may be interviewed as part of the selection process to determine their suitability for the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme is a "conversion" programme of study designed to equip non-accounting graduates with a thorough grounding in accounting theory and practice. The programme has been designed to:

  • Provide students with a high level of competence in the accounting discipline, thus allowing them the opportunity to progress to study for a professional accounting qualification
  • Allow students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the key areas of accounting, finance, taxation and business law
  • Develop students’ awareness of the ethical and social context in which accounting operates
  • Enable students' comprehension of accounting and financial issues for overall business management
  • Promote the development of self-managed learning skills including time management, prioritisation, critical thinking and reflection

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • ProfDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Orla Lenihan