Taught course

Financial Investigation

University of Central Lancashire · School of Law and Policing

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree.

Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience.

A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application.

Months of entry


Course content

Intrigued by financial criminal behaviour? On our Financial Investigation course you’ll learn from a team of experts and rapidly enhance your personal and professional development in a single year.

This programme is also available as an online distance learning course, which provides high quality learning and teaching combined with flexible study.

Our team are experts in: conducting and leading financial investigations, presenting evidence in court, teaching and training in the field and advising governments on financial investigation policy.

Course modules include: research skills, global perspectives on financial investigation, ethics and accountability, money laundering, complex case management, discovery and recovery of assets, and a research project for your dissertation.

Why study with us

  • Our course team have many years of practical experience in criminal investigation, fraud and financial investigation.
  • We’re the largest provider of higher education in this area in the UK and our specialist facilities and resources are second to none.
  • We’ll teach you to analyse a problem involving the specific aspects of financial crime, then design and implement a suitable solution and present complex information.

What you'll do

  • Your assessments will be through coursework, workshops, projects, examinations and a dissertation.
  • Step inside our new facilities including a newly built Hydra suite, modern teaching rooms, library and student learning zone.
  • Your career path could range from working in the financial sector to compliance, law enforcement or the military.

Learning and assessment

Our learning objective is to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to operate as a financial investigator in law enforcement or compliance arenas.

We’ll develop your critical thinking skills in the investigation of financial crime, and your analytical skills when it comes to the principles, practices and techniques of investigation in financial crime cases.

We’ll develop your competence in research methods and the presentation of information.

We’ll develop your skills in solving complex problems, both independently and as a team member. You’ll come away with the confidence to make decisions in financial crime investigations.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

This course can also be studied part-time and via online learning.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
01772 892400