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Accounting / Cuntasaíocht ┐Airgeadas

Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting 

2023 CAO Points: 380

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:

One of the following awards:
  • BBSSX Business Studies – Secretarial
  • 5M1997 Office Administration
  • BBSAX Business Studies – Administration
  • 5M2468 Business Administration
  • BBSIT / 5M2111 International Trade
  • BMXXX / 5M2069 Marketing
  • BBSXX / 5M2102 Business Studies

Level 6:

Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline
Level 5:

Distinctions in 5 modules required, which must include one of the following:

B20029 / 5N2066 Statistics
C20139 / 5N1833 Mathematics


Leaving Certificate Mathematics 04/H7


One of the following:

B20001 / 5N1348 Accounting Manual and Computerised
B20151 / 5N1350 Applied Economics 

In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6.5 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

This course provides an ideal route to a career in professional accountancy and to a training contract with an accounting practice. You may also pursue a career in areas such as fund management, financial services, financial analysis, corporate finance and money markets.

You’ll develop a thorough understanding of the fundamentals (both technical and theoretical) of accounting and finance, and establish a sound foundation for further professional studies in these fields.

Your capacity to engage in critical analysis, apply concepts to practice, engage in independent research, contribute to teamwork and communicate clearly are developed through a wide range of learning and teaching approaches, including problem-solving, case studies, projects, preparation of academic papers, group work and formal lectures with tutorial support.

After Year 1, you can select modules from a range of subjects and thus specialise in your chosen field.

Some students may choose to focus on accountancy-related modules to secure the generous exemptions awarded by professional accountancy bodies (including Chartered Accountants Ireland, CPA Ireland and ACCA) to graduates of this course.

Study Abroad Opportunities

In Year 3, students have the option to spend one year studying in a University in the United States, Canada, Australia or Northern Europe.

Other students, who are interested in pursuing a career in finance, may opt for modules from the course’s comprehensive range of finance, econometrics and international finance modules. You can also study a mix of accounting and finance modules.

  • Trainee Accountant (various firms)
  • Junior Hedge Fund Manager
  • Tax Associate
  • Audit Associate
  • Business Analyst (Trainee)
  • Trainee Trader
  • Junior Fund Accountant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Junior Corporate Banker
  • Banking (graduate programmes)
  • Tax Trainee
  • Management Consultant
  • Settlement Administrator

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course. For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub. A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry are listed on the CAO website.

On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


3 years, 4 years

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