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  • 24 months
As one of the fastest growing areas of accounting, there is an increasing global demand for specialists with forensic accounting knowledge and skills. This Forensic Accounting (Distance Learning)  course at University of Portsmouth therefore aims to provide a progressive, challenging and stimulating framework of study that will equip you to work in this field.


Through the application of professional forensic accounting tools, models, techniques and knowledge through this Forensic Accounting (Distance Learning)  course at University of Portsmouth  you will gain a comprehensive range of skills covering the core areas of forensic accounting:

  • Dispute and litigation
  • Expert witnessing
  • Fraud examination
  • Financial crime and regulatory investigations

Depending on how much time you are able to commit to your study, we offer a two-year or a 30-month duration, and our recommended study time per week would be around 12 and 18 hours respectively. We would strongly recommend that those students with full-time jobs or other commitments opt for the longer 30 month programme of study.

What you will experience?

On this course you will:

  • Investigate real-life case studies and learn the processes involved in compiling your own case.
  • Be assigned a personal tutor.
  • Participate in Web-based chat forums to discuss your work with lecturers and other students.
  • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which can be accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection.


This course is an ideal route into a wide range of professional careers in dispute litigation support, fraud examination, and forensic accounting and regulatory investigations The qualification will be suitable for a number of roles in financial regulatory authorities, law firms, accountancy practices and law enforcement agencies. Our Careers and Recruitment team will support you in developing the skills needed to pursue employment opportunities in your chosen career area.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Analysis and Modelling
  • Expert Witnessing and Dispute Resolution
  • Financial Forensics and Investigation
  • Financial Crime and the Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      2 years or 30 months part time distance learning

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A second-class honours degree 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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3850 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3850 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

24 month programme: £3,850 per year in years 1 and 2


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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