Taught course

Forensic Accounting

Institution
University of Portsmouth · Department of Accounting and Financial Management
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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

Once you graduate, you'll have all the tools you need for a rewarding career in forensic accounting within law firms, enforcement agencies and accountancy practices.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Investigate real-life case studies and learn the processes involved in compiling your own case, like gathering and presenting evidence and preparing expert reports
  • Study exciting topics including corporate integrity and management control, fraud and forensic analysis, cybercrime, and interviewing and testimony
  • Participate in webchats to discuss your work with expert staff and researchers, lecturers and other students. You'll also be supported by a personal tutor throughout the course of your studies (distance learning only)
  • Complete a research project of your choice, to demonstrate your subject knowledge, analytical abilities and problem-solving skills
  • Have the chance to use the University’s Bloomberg terminals to monitor and analyse company financial information
  • Have 24/7 access to our library’s extensive electronic resources, including online ejournals and newspapers

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in forensic accounting.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £10,200 Part time: £3,400 p/a* *Tuition fee is subject to annual increase.
International students
Full time £14,700 Part time: £4,900 p/a* *Tuition fee is subject to annual increase.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
30 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty
Email
bal-enquiries@port.ac.uk
Phone
023 9284 2991