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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
EU 3000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 3000

All study options

About Accounting at University College Cork

Overview

The objective of the BSc Accounting degree is to provide a broad business education and produce graduates who have skills for critical thinking, problem-solving, independent learning and all within an informed ethical framework.

While there is an emphasis on accounting, other areas such as business information systems, economics, finance, law, management, marketing, psychology, statistics and taxation are also covered.

Students are not expected to have any knowledge of business when commencing the BSc Accounting degree. All subjects are taught from a foundation level. The first two years of the course focus on the fundamental aspects of each business discipline. In Years 3 and 4, coverage of materials is at a more advanced level. Year 3 also includes a paid six-month work placement, which is organised by UCC.

Course Details

Year 1 Modules (All 5 Credits):

AC1103Financial Accounting Fundamentals;

AC1104Accounting for Partnerships and Companies;

AC1107Investment in Capital Assets;

AC1108Introduction to Valuation and Risk;

AC1109Introduction to Management Accounting 1;

AC1115Introduction to Management Accounting 2;

EC1202Business Economics 1;

EC1203Business Economics 2;

IS1106Introduction to Information Systems;

IS1107Information Systems for the Networked Enterprise;

ST1023Introduction to Business Statistics;

ST2200Methods of Business Statistics

Year 2 Modules:

Core:

International Financial Reporting 1; Consolidated Financial Statements and Reporting; Placement Plan; Introduction to Taxation; Applications in Corporate Finance and Accounting; Corporate Financial Management; Introduction to the Legal System; Introduction to Business Law

Electives:

A choice of modules from:

Applied Psychology; Economics; Information Systems; Management; Marketing and Statistics

Year 3 Modules:

Research and Placement Report or Research Project

Electives:

International Financial Reporting 2: Theory and Practice; Intermediate Management Accounting; Auditing; Multinational Finance; Cases in Corporate Finance; Governance; Regulation and Control of Financial Organisations

Year 4 Modules:

Core:

Advanced Financial Accounting; Advanced Management Accounting; Financial Information Analysis; Corporate Valuation

Electives:

A choice of modules from:

Accounting; Economics; Finance; Information Systems; Law; Management; Marketing and Taxation

See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the programme and the Book of Modulesfor a more detailed description of programme modules.

Fact File

Course Code: CK202

Course Title: Accounting

College: Business and Law

Duration: 4 years

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: BSc (Hons)

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, Mathematics and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Entry Points: 2016: 455. Points may vary from year to year

Course Practicalities

Expected lecture hours:12 lecture hours per week. Lectures may be further supplemented by tutorials and computer practicals.

Assessment

Written exams will take place at both the end of Semester 1 and at the end of Semester 2. Some modules will not have formal end of term written examinations. These modules use other types of assessment and may be examined wholly on continuous assessment.

These typically require students to complete tasks such as a project, essay, presentation or an in-class written test.

Application Procedure

EU Applicants: Application to Year 1 of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry.

Non-EU Applicants

Mature Applicants: Application is made through the CAO and the closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 1st February in the year of proposed entry.

Further Contact Information

Orla McCarthy

E: orla.mccarthy@ucc.ie;

T: +353 (0)21 490 2506

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEU 3000International course feesEUR 3000

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, Mathematics and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Entry Points: 2016: 455. Points may vary from year to year

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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