Are you an accountant looking to build on your existing skills, and excited about a potential career in forensic accounting? If you’re keen to develop your knowledge and interested in applying your skills in civil, corporate and criminal litigation procedures, then our MSc Forensic Accounting degree course is for you.

On this course, you’ll unpack the core areas of forensic accounting, including dispute and litigation support, expert witnessing, fraud examination and regulatory investigations. You’ll learn to apply your expert skills in business valuation, assessment of economic damages, proceeds of crime and fraud.

If you study on campus, you’ll learn full-time over 1 year or part-time over 30 months (starting in October/September).

The course is also available through distance learning over 1 year (starting in September), 2 years (starting in September) or 30 months (starting in September or February/January).

Study Details:

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

Module Details:

  • Financial Analysis
  • Statistics and Data Modelling
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Expert Witnessing and Dispute Resolution
  • Valuations and the Expert Report
  • Financial Crime and the Law
  • Fraud Examination and Forensic Investigations
  • Dissertation
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation
  • Database Design and Implementation

Programme Funding

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


For fees and funding options please visit website to find out more

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 with no component score below 6.0.


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