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Accounting Grad Dip

Course Description

This programme is unique in that it offers a fast track conversion qualification for graduates with non-relevant degrees who want to pursue a career in accounting. You will acquire a basic knowledge of the core areas of accounting and, on successful completion, will have taken the first steps to becoming a professionally qualified accountant. This programme will be of interest to graduates who wish to gain exemptions from professional accounting examinations.

Key benefits

- Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.

- Accredited by Chartered Accountants Ireland for the purpose of exemption from some professional exams.

- Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

- An Employer Liason Committee ensures that employers are aware of the course content ensuring that it is kept relevant and up to date.

- Successful students can progress to the MSc Advanced Accounting.

Visit the website: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201617/accounting-8905

Course detail

- Description -

The course provides a programme of study in accounting and accounting-related modules which enable graduates with non-accounting degrees to obtain a general introduction to the subject, and then to specialise in particular areas of accounting suited to the career path of each student.

- Purpose -

The course aims to enhance students' understanding of technical, conceptual and theoretical underpinnings in relevant areas of accounting; to enable them to apply the associated techniques in the preparation of accounting for internal/ external reporting and decision making.

- Course format and assessment -

Courses are continually reviewed to take advantage of new teaching approaches and developments in research, industry and the professions. Please be aware that modules may change for your year of entry. The exact modules available and their order may vary depending on course updates, staff availability, timetabling and student demand.

Career prospects

This qualification will lead to careers in accounting, with graduates having acquired a basic knowledge of the core areas of accounting, as well as exemptions from professional examinations.

How to apply: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply#pg

Why study at Ulster?

1. Over 92% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation.
2. We are a top UK university for providing courses with a period of work placement.
3. Our teaching and the learning experience we deliver are rated at the highest level by the Quality Assurance Agency.
4. We are an international university with more than 2,000 international students from over 80 countries and Alumni from 121 countries.
5. More than 4,000 students from over 50 countries have successfully completed eLearning courses at Ulster University.

Flexible payment

To help spread the cost of your studies, tuition fees can be paid back in monthly instalments while you learn. If you study for a one-year, full-time master’s, you can pay your fees up-front, in one lump sum, or in either five* or ten* equal monthly payments. If you study for a master’s on a part-time basis (e.g. over three years), you can pay each year’s fees up-front or in five or ten equal monthly payments each year. This flexibility allows you to spread the payment of your fees over each academic year. Find out more by visiting http://www.ulster.ac.uk/learnyourway


A comprehensive range of financial scholarships, awards and prizes are available to undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. Scholarships recognise the many ways in which our students are outstanding in their subject. Individuals may be able to apply directly or may automatically be nominated for awards. Visit the website: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/scholarships

English Language Tuition

CELT offers courses and consultations in English language and study skills to Ulster University students of all subjects, levels and nationalities. Students and researchers for whom English is an additional language can access free CELT support throughout the academic year: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/english-language-support

Visit the Accounting Grad Dip page on the Ulster University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a non-relevant discipline, or an equivalent standard in a professional qualification. Exceptionally, applicants who do not satisfy these requirements may be admitted if they can provide evidence of an ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. English language entry requirements: View Website

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