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Masters/PDA Decision

Overview

The decision to complete a postgraduate course in accounting is very much a personal decision and asking graduate trainees will get you strong and varied answers. These sections will talk you through the three options (direct entry, PDA and Masters) highlighting the many factors to consider (such as cost, college lifestyle, professional exam exemptions, studying impact, desire to earn a decent wage etc.) when making your decision. The initial transition from full time study to full time work and part time study can be a difficult one and it is typically of personal preference whether students would rather conquer this early or avoid a set of exams and only have to deal with it for the FAEs.

Direct Entry

3.5years

Masters

3years

PDA

3years

 

 



Exam Routes

Infographic on possible exam routes

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Graduation Analysis

Interactive viusualisation of graduation numbers from undergrad and postrgrad courses

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Useful Links

CAI  – Entry Route Information

Boards.ie – Masters/PDA Discussion

CAP1  – External Student Form

AM – Direct/PDA/Masters Choices