Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Forensic Accounting

Students gain insight into the forensic analysis of financial accounts and improve their knowledge of the legal system. Modules cover areas such as corporate governance and ethics alongside other topics dealing with financial fraud and risk management. Students: focus on detecting and preventing financial fraud; gain a thorough knowledge of criminal law as it pertains to accounting; understand the fundamentals of forensic accounting, with core modules such as forensic accounting and electronic crime; specialise with a module choice designed to suit their area of interest.

Entry requirements

Normally students must have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field; if the student doesn�t have a degree he/she may be considered if they have at least five years� professional experience; students need 2 appropriate references; if English is not candidates 1st language they typically need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent; or alternatively a Sheffield Hallam University pre-sessional English course; places are limited but there is no discrimination against any group or individual on the grounds of ethnic origin, nationality, gender, disability, marital status, sexuality, political or religious belief; candidates may be asked for an interview before admissions are finalised; international students may be interviewed by telephone or e-mail.

Course modules

Modules include: legal methodology; criminal litigation; law of evidence; forensic accounting; electronic crime; methods of enquiry: research and consultancy in finance research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment by: coursework and examinations; coursework includes essays, short projects, group presentation and conference debates.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,070 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Collegiate Crescent Campus Sheffield S10 2BP Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
0114 225 5555