MSc Forensic Accounting

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MSc 1 year full-time, 1 year full-time by distance learning, 2 years part-time by distance learning, 30 months part-time, 30 months part-time by distance learning

Course Description

Explore financial crime investigations and work with business legal teams on this forensic accounting Master’s. Prepare for your career as a forensic accountant, or in internal auditing or compliance, whether you’ve studied accounting in the past or not.

Develop your knowledge and critical analysis skills as you investigate where things have gone wrong in business.

You’ll study financial crime, law and fraud as you focus on business crime prevention and prepare for case discussions with lawyers. You’ll apply your learning in topical case studies and develop your understanding of what to look for in financial accounts in industry.

To start, you’ll explore topics including data modelling, accountancy basics and valuations. You’ll then discover forensic investigation and fraud examination, as well as corporate governance and ethics, and learn to be an expert witness in our replica courtroom.

By learning from experienced lecturers and industry guest speakers you’ll gain a better understanding of the industry as a whole, and have opportunities to network with guests and fellow accountancy students from across the department.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent qualification and/or equivalent professional experience.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component score below 6.0.


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Programme Funding

If you meet our criteria, you could get a £3000 tuition fees discount – visit website for details

Student Destinations

This Master’s degree will help you to specialise in forensic accounting and build on your business or accountancy studies at undergraduate level.

You’ll benefit from CIMA exam exemptions after you graduate. This means you’ll have fewer exams to sit to become an accredited forensic accountant.

Graduates of this course have gone onto areas such as:

  • forensic accounting
  • business accounting
  • compliance
  • internal auditing

Module Details

All modules on this MSc Forensic Accounting Master’s are core.

  • Corporate Governance and Ethics – 15 credits
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation – 15 credits
  • Database Design and Implementation – 15 credits
  • Expert Witnessing and Dispute Resolution – 15 credits
  • Financial Analysis – 15 credits
  • Financial Crime and the Law – 15 credits
  • Fraud Examination and Forensic Investigations – 15 credits
  • MSc Accounting and Financial Management Dissertation – 45 credits
  • Statistics and Data Modelling 1 – 15 credits
  • Valuations and the Expert Report – 15 credits

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