Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in business, law, accounting, finance, banking or economics related subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification, or an equivalent professional qualification.
Applicants with a legal background as well as anyone who has worked in an investigative or counter fraud roles such as police officers, tax personnel or manager will be considered on an individual basis.
We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.
Months of entry
Discover the compelling field of forensic accounting. This course covers fraud, financial crime and data analysis procedures – invaluable insight used by professionals in the search for criminal activity in both public and private sector organisations. It will prepare you to conduct fraud investigation and give expert testimony and litigation support for public and private sector organisations.
Learn about accounting scandals and incidences of fraud, and find out how they can be detected, prevented and deterred, with study of the legal environment in which forensic accounting operates. Discover digital forensics, including how to investigate digital artefacts, and find out how recent corporate failures in the UK, Italy and USA have led to conversations about the role of corporate governance and corporate social responsibilities.
We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.
- The course offers exemption from the Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants' examinations and, for students who have the required three years' practical experience, serves as a direct entry route to the Certified Professional Forensic Accountant certification.
- You will examine the contemporary issues in forensic accounting such as organise crime and transnational crimes in the digital age, expert witnessing, governance, ethics and litigation support.
- The course will expose you to different fraudulent accounting schemes, the rationale behind them and how they can be detected, prevented and deterred.
- Our Cybercrime and Business Analytics module introduces you to accounting and financial theory with the science and art of discovering and analysing patterns and identifying anomalies.
- The Research Methods and Dissertation module in blocks five and six will enable you to develop research in a specialist area of forensic accounting.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band (or equivalent) when you start the course is essential.
English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council-accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.
Fees and funding
Find out more about funding here.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Enquiries Team
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