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Accounting, MACC, University College Cork (UCC)


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About Accounting, MACC - at University College Cork (UCC)


This one-year full-time course offers a postgraduate route to a career in professional accounting. It offers you the chance to complete much of the study and examination requirements involved in qualifying as an accountant. Upon successful completion of all requirements of the course, you will gain full exemption from all but the Final Admitting Examination (FAE) of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI).

The course offers more than exemptions. As well as intensive tuition in the core technical materials assessed in the professional examinations, you will gain exposure to the emerging contemporary issues in accounting and finance that will shape your working environment and the future economy. Personal competencies and skills in commercial judgment are also developed to give you a competitive edge as you embark on your career in accounting.

In addition M Acc graduates qualify for exemption from all papers in part 1 of the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification.

Course Details

Part I consists of eleven taught modules (to the value of 60 credits). Part II consists of 30 credits devoted to the development of independent research skills relevant to the work of a modern professional accountant in practice, industry and financial services.

Students take 90 credits as follows:

Part I
AC6200 Financial Reporting 2 (5 credits)
AC6206 Computer Applications for Accountants (5 credits)
AC6209 Financial Reporting 1 (10 credits)
AC6210 Management Accounting 1 (5 credits)
AC6211 Management Accounting 2 (5 credits)
AC6212 Corporate Finance 1 (5 credits)
AC6213 Corporate Finance 2 (5 credits)
AC6214 Auditing Principles and Methodologies (5 credits)
AC6215 Application of Auditing Principles (5 credits)
AC6216 Taxation 1 (5 credits)
AC6217 Taxation 2 (5 credits)

Part II
Accounting Research, Analysis and Communication (15 credits)
AC6208 Accounting Research Project (15 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2016 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2015/2016.

See also General Regulations for the Degree of Master.

Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting - NFQ Level 9, Major Award
Students who successfully achieve the pass standard in Part I may opt not to proceed to Part II and may opt instead to be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting.

Fact File

Course Code: CKL26 Full-time

Course Title: Accounting

College: Business and Law

Duration: 1 year Full-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: MACC

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU fee EUR 10,500

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Course Practicalities

Lectures take place Monday-Thursday in Room 3.14, O'Rahilly Building, UCC. This dedicated room in the department is available to MAcc students for individual and group-work on Fridays and at weekends. Occasional seminars, site visits and other professional training activities also take place on some Fridays.

There is also a significant commitment in terms of assignments, case study preparation and individual study. The workload reflects the demands expected in the early stages of a professional career and students should plan their year on the basis that this is a full-time course.

There may be opportunities for students to act as undergraduate tutors.


Assessment for the taught modules is by a combination of end-of-year written exam and continuous assessment in the form of interim exams and projects. For a fuller description of these, please go to: Book of Modules .

AC6206 is project-based assessment only

AC6207 is assessed by an individual project and by a group financial statement research and analysis report

AC6208 is assessed by a group project

Application Procedure

?Application for this programme is on-line at Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to Apply.

Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these additional/supplementary questions are available to view here:CKL26 Supplementary Form (171kB)

All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.?

'Please note that early applications (i.e. those submitted before March 1) will be considered ahead of laterapplicationswith similar levels of academic performance'

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU fee EUR 10,500

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork (UCC) to find course entry requirements.

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