University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Forensic Accounting (Distance Learning)

On this course, through the application of professional forensic accounting tools, models, techniques and knowledge, you will gain a comprehensive range of skills covering the three core areas of forensic accounting - litigation support, expert witnessing and fraud examination. You'll learn to apply your specialised accounting skills in a range of areas including business valuation, assessment of economic damages, proceeds of crime, fraud and money laundering.

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent qualification and/or equivalent professional experience. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

You will study a total of five units which consider a range of exciting topics such as corporate integrity and management control, fraud and forensic analysis, cybercrime and interviewing and testimony. You will learn how to investigate a case, gather evidence, prepare expert reports and provide evidence. The course then concludes with your dissertation where you'll have the flexibility to specialise in an area of your choice such as fraud examination, litigation consulting or expert witnessing to name a few.
Modules include: Financial analysis and modelling; expert witnessing and dispute resolution; financial forensics and investigation; financial crime and the law; dissertation.

Assessment methods

You are assessed in a variety of ways to reflect the individual topics. Our approaches to learning, assessment and feedback are varied and constructive, to help you build the personal management and employability skills that are essential for a fulfilling career.
This course is heavily student focused. You will be given resources, materials, help and guidance to complete your studies to your full ability. Using our virtual learning environment you can participate in group discussions with other students in a friendly, yet challenging online class environment. Plus real-time, text-based 'chat sessions' with lecturers will ensure you receive all the support you need throughout the course.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 30 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 30 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 30 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (England) 30 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (International) 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Team - Portsmouth Business School
Telephone number: 
023 9284 8200