Taught course

Forensic Accounting

Institution
Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in business, or a discipline with a quantitative element.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Join our Forensic Accounting MSc at Northumbria University and delve into the niche field of finance and forensics.

Whether you have an accounting undergraduate background or not, this course looks at financial crime and considers areas such as the nature, regulation and policing of financial crimes in the UK. In particular, it focuses on the prevention and detection of fraud in organisations and examines corporate governance, internal controls and accounting techniques.

This literature-based masters involves both qualitative and quantitative study, and will introduce you to the skills needed in the role of forensic accounting: including key areas such as people skills and emotional intelligence.

‘Forensic’ means suitable for use in court and you’ll consider this and other roles undertaken by forensic accountants. You will also study the law and regulation of financial crimes such as money laundering, bribery and corruption. You will also examine occupational fraud, financial statement fraud and methods of prevention, detection and investigation.

Information for international students

Applicants must hold a PGDE (Teach First).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
bc.applicantservices@northumbria.ac.uk
Phone
0191 227 4453