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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.

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Overview

On this Forensic Accounting course at University of Portsmouth , 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.

You'll learn full-time over one year or part-time over three years, and the course is also available through distance learning over 2 or 3 years.

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.

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

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Programme Structure

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Start date for distance learning: September and January

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
91
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15100 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time:

  • UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £3,500 a year 
  • International students – £5,030 a year
Distance learning
  • 2-year version (September 2020 start) – £4,500 a year 
  • 30-month version (September 2020 and January 2021 start) – £3,000 a year 

Funding

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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