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 October). The course is also available through distance learning over 2 years (starting in October) or 30 months (starting in October or February).
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 will 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
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.
What can you do with a Forensic Accounting degree?
When you graduate, you'll be well placed for a career in dispute and litigation support, fraud examination, or forensic accounting and regulatory investigations.
What jobs can you do with a Forensic Accounting degree?
Your degree can open doors to roles with:
- financial regulatory authorities
- law firms
- accountancy practices
- law enforcement agencies
We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.
We're a member of the Anti-Fraud Education Partnership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
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Core units include:
- Financial Analysis
- Statistics & Data Modelling
- Corporate Governance & Ethics
- Data Concepts & Management
- Expert Witnessing & Dispute Resolution
- Valuations and the Expert Report
- Data Processing & Visualisation
- Financial Crime & the Law
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- 12 months
- 30 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
Start date for distance learning: September
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- A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent qualification and/or equivalent professional experience
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Living costs for Portsmouth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.