Teesside University

Teesside University

Financial Investigations and Financial Crime

Developed in partnership with the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), this programme is designed for qualified financial investigators working in the police, public or private sectors. It builds on the professional training and experience held by the student, and integrates theory and practitioner knowledge. Students study topics such as company structures, financial investigation and asset recovery, money laundering, organised crime in the UK, terrorism and terrorist finance, and principles and practice of management of financial crime.

Entry requirements

Must be working in a relevant financial investigation role and have passed the financial investigation (FI) course with NPIA and the enhanced financial investigation (EFI) course with NPIA; those applicants that have not attended the EFI course will be required to take an on-line examination (supported by provided pre-reading) arranged by NPIA; applicants with other but similar qualifications obtained, for example under the auspices of the former Assets Recovery Agency and applicants with dissimilar qualifications may still be eligible for entry and will be considered.

Course modules

Core modules include: Financial crime; knowledge development and research in financial crime; research methods for financial crime and dissertation; plus 1 module depending on entry route from: Company structures; or financial investigation and asset recovery; plus 3 options chosen from: Assets recovery; money laundering; organised crime; principles and practice of management in financial crime; terrorism and counter-terrorist finance; trends and jurisdictions. Modules offered may vary.

Assessment methods

The focus of assessment is on case studies and work-based assessment using reports and essays. The purpose of the taught stage is to assess the student in ways which are directly applicable to the work environment. This emphasis is continued in the dissertation, which is a sustained piece of investigation in a relevant topic chosen by the student.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time block-release September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time block-release September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
MA Part-time block-release September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
MA Part-time block-release September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Whole course (England) 3 years
MA Part-time block-release September 2016 GBP 4,590 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teeside University Darlington Darlington DL1 1ET North East

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions, Teesside University Business School
Telephone number: 
01642 344491