M.Sc. On Campus

Forensic Accounting and Forensic Accounting (Applied)

De Montfort University

12 months
14100 GBP/year
7500 GBP/year
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The Forensic Accounting and Forensic Accounting (Applied) MSc course from De Montfort University will enhance your accounting, finance or business-related skills and develop your career prospects in forensic accounting roles with organisations worldwide.


Discover the compelling field of forensic accounting. This Forensic Accounting and Forensic Accounting (Applied) MSc course from De Montfort University covers fraud, financial crime and data analysis procedures – invaluable insight used by professionals in the search for criminal activity in both public and private sector organisations. It will prepare you to conduct fraud investigation and give expert testimony and litigation support for public and private sector organisations.

Learn about accounting scandals and incidences of fraud, and find out how they can be detected, prevented and deterred, with study of the legal environment in which forensic accounting operates. Discover digital forensics, including how to investigate digital artefacts, and find out how recent corporate failures in the UK, Italy and USA have led to conversations about the role of corporate governance and corporate social responsibilities.

Graduate careers

  • The Department of Accounting and Finance has a strong work-related bias, offering professional, postgraduate and undergraduate courses.
  • You will develop an advanced understanding of accounting and finance issues for the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally, enhancing your career prospects with key financial skills sought after by many organisations.


accredited by CIMA

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fraud Examination and Investigation
  • Financial Crime and Law
  • Research Methods
  • Digital Forensics Principles and Practice
  • Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Risk Management
  • Assurance and Risk

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in a business, law, accounting, finance, banking or economics-related subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, equivalent overseas qualification, or an equivalent professional qualification
  • Applicants with legal background as well as anyone who has worked in an investigative or counter fraud roles such as police officers, tax personnel’s or managers will be considered on individual basis
  • Download and complete the international application form
  • A copy of your qualifications
  • A copy of your English language certificate
  • A personal statement of at least 500 words explaining why you want to study your chosen course at DMU and any additional information that will support your application
  • A copy of your passport
  • Two references

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU Forensic Accounting: £14,100
  • UK Forensic Accounting (Applied): £8,500 for two years
  • EU/International Forensic Accounting (Applied): £15,100 for two years

Living costs for Leicester

751 - 1426 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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