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Full time September PgDip 8 months full-time

About the course

This programme fast-tracks non-accounting graduates and to gain significant exemptions from the examinations of professional accountancy bodies. Ranked 1st in Ireland and 2nd in Western Europe for Accounting (Eduniversal 2019).

Designed for non-accounting graduates, this full time eight month conversion course fast tracks students towards becoming a qualified accountant and focuses on the fundamentals of financial accounting, management accounting, corporate finance, audit, taxation and related areas. The programme provides significant exemptions from the examinations of professional accountancy bodies. It is fully accredited by ACCA, Chartered Accountants Ireland and CIMA.

Programme Information

In eight months of study, graduates attain the following professional exemptions:

  • ACCA:

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Entry Requirements

A first or upper second-class honours degree, or equivalent. If you have yet to complete your degree, submit your most recent transcripts. If your transcript is not in English, please also supply a certified translation;

Two academic referees;
Work experience (optional);
An English competency exam (see below for accepted qualifications);
A GMAT score may be requested in certain cases.

Course Content

Where is Trinity College Dublin


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Student Profile(s)

Vishakh Maruvala, Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Graduate

I had studied Commerce during my pre-university course (leaving cert) in India and developed a penchant for Accountancy and business studies. As a long term objective, I had always thought of obtaining a professional qualification in accountancy for greater career flexibility. The Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting (PDA) from Trinity Business School was exactly what I was looking for. The duration of the course is less than one year, its curriculum is approved by several professional accountancy bodies such as ACCA, CIMA etc and hence they offer several exemptions from their exams. The course is alsotaught by Trinity Business School, one of the finest educational institutions in the world, so I felt that everything was falling into place and so I took the plunge.

I chose Trinity College Dublin because it is world-renowned for its quality of education. It has a longstanding history and a rich culture of academic excellence. It has nurtured some of the most highly influential people on a wide array of fields, and it's a brand which is far-flung. All of these were my deciding factors for choosing Trinity College.

I chose Ireland as I wanted to study in a foreign country and experience a foreign culture. Ireland is an English speaking country, located in the EU, and well connected to all the major cities in the world. It attracts students from all over. The Irish are known for their friendliness and hospitality. Trinity College in Ireland offered the course which fit my needs. And as the last piece of the jigsaw Ireland offers trainee accountant visa programme for accounting students to complete professional accounting qualification. So, in essence, Ireland offered everything I had dreamed of.

My experience in Trinity College and in Ireland has been as fulfilling as it has been rewarding. Trinity Post-Graduate Diploma in Accounting students are highly sought after by employers. I received multiple offers to train in professional accounting whilst I was still in college. Since my graduation I have been working in the Financial Accounting & Advisory Services (FAAS) division of a large multinational accounting firm. The modules that I learnt in the programme are very much relevant to my workplace assignments. My employer is sponsoring my ACCA studies and I soon hope to be a qualified accountant. I carry a sense of pride being a Trinity College alumnus and I will always cherish that feeling.


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