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 students' professional training and experience, 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, trends and jurisdictions and terrorism and terrorist finance.

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; 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.

Assessment methods

These include case studies and work-based assessment using reports and essays.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 10,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
MA Part-time £ 4,590 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Admissions Administrator, School of Social Sciences and Law
Telephone number: 
01642 342804