• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 30 months
    Duration
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 at University of Portsmouth is for you.

About

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.

The course is available through distance learning 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.

Careers and opportunities

The MSc Forensic Accounting degree course will help you sharpen your accounting skills for use in civil, criminal and corporate litigation, and you'll learn the processes and procedures needed to investigate financial crime and regulatory compliance cases.

When you graduate, you'll be well placed for a career in dispute and litigation support, fraud examination, or forensic accounting and regulatory investigations.

Your degree can open doors to roles with:

  • financial regulatory authorities
  • law firms
  • accountancy practices
  • law enforcement agencies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: September and January
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      30 months part time distance learning
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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Academic Requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent qualification and/or equivalent professional experience.

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

    2570 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2570 GBP per year and a duration of 30 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2570 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2570 GBP per year and a duration of 30 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
September start – £2,900

Funding

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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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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