University of South Wales
Forensic Audit and Accounting
A minimum 2.2 Honours degree in accounting, audit or finance. Alternatively, a minimum 2.2 Honours degree in business with an appropriate level of financial content, from a UK university. Equivalent accredited international or professional qualifications are acceptable.
On this MSc Forensic Audit and Accounting course you will study 180 credits from the following modules:
Corporate Governance (20 credits)
Learn about the systems by which companies are directed and controlled, and their implication for fraud prevention and abuses of power.
Forensic Audit and Accounting (20 credits)
You will be introduced to the principles of forensic audit and accounting, including theoretical concepts allied to investigation and analysis.
Research Methods for Finance and Accounting (20 credits)
Gain an appreciation of the academic research process and the underlying elements and principles, developing the skills to critically evaluate and conduct postgraduate research.
Dissertation (60 credits)
Undertake a significant piece of research into an appropriate area of study.
You will study 60 credits from the following option modules:
Computer Forensics and Crime Investigation (20 credits)
Learn about the techniques and practices of computer forensics, applied to practical problems encountered by forensic accounting investigators.
Audit and Assurance in a Global Environment (20 credits)
Gain an appreciation of the knowledge, skills and professional judgement needed in a variety of audit and assurance engagements.
Expert Witnesses and Dispute Resolution (20 credits)
Gain an understanding of the role of an expert, including dispute resolution methods, legal and procedural requirements for experts in pre-trial and court situations.
Contemporary Issues (20 credits)
Consider contemporary theories and developments in accounting and auditing thought and practice, including forensic accounting.
Assessment is by a range of methods including examinations and coursework-based assignments.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||February 2017||-||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2017||-||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2017||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Treforest Campus||Pontypridd||CF37 1DL||Wales|
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