Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting SE407

  • NFQ Level 8
  • SE407
  • 329
  • 3 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
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What is the Course about?

Accounting is a vital part of any organisation’s operations. Accountants provide essential information and professional advice to help individuals and organisations make the right financial and business decisions.

This course will equip students with a high level of competence in accountancy, tax, finance, information technology and management skills.

Accounting careers typically involve analysing and utilising financial information in order to evaluate a business’s financial position. This can involve anything from basic bookkeeping to managing balance sheets and income statements.

Course Structure

This is a three-year Level 8 course with 60 ECTS per annum.

There are ten modules in Years 1 and 2 and twelve modules in Year 3. All modules are mandatory.

Final overall classification will be based on a combination of Year 2 (1/3) and Year 3 (2/3) results.

Is this course for you?

Mathematics and English are good indicator subjects for a career in accounting.

Mathematics is useful as Accounting is a mathematical subject. English is important as you will need to explain complex accounting concepts to non-accountants in simple language.

The course will start your journey to a professional accounting qualification which will open local, national and international career opportunities.

Special Features:

  • A range of exemptions are available to graduates from professional bodies:

Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA)

- Foundation and Professional Levels – all subjects

Chartered Accountants in Ireland (CAI) 

- CA Proficiency 1 (CAP 1) – all subjects         

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

- Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills Level - all subjects

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

- Certificate and Operational Levels – all subjects

- Operational Case Study

The Irish Tax Institute (ITI)

- Chartered Tax Adviser (Part 1) – 3 subjects

Strong emphasis on IT and communications equips graduates with real-world skills required by employers.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates are eligible to progress to a taught or research masters degree at SETU Carlow and other institutions. Graduates may also take professional accountancy exams to further their qualifications.

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Graduate opportunities exist as a trainee accountant in practice or industry. Many graduates also find employment in the financial services sectors such as banking, insurance, financial analysis and fund management. A period of further study will allow the graduate to qualify as a professional accountant.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

  • 2H5 & 4O6/H7
  • English or Irish O4/H6 
  • Mathematics O3/H6


For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Tracy Byrne