Sheffield Hallam University: Forensic Accounting

InstitutionSheffield Hallam University
Department Sheffield Hallam University
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught


Develop the specialist accounting skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in forensic investigation and dispute resolution on this master's course. A forensic approach to accounting is often used in the workplace and this course allows you to specialise in this field. Through the forensic accounting modules, the course gives you specialist insight into the forensic analysis of financial accounts and methods used in dispute resolution. Your studies into electronic crime show how new media can be exploited in financial fraud and how such actions can be traced.

You also gain an understanding of the legal issues in a forensic context. Part of your study involves increasing your knowledge of the legal framework in relation to the law of evidence and studying accounting in a legal context.

The corporate governance and ethics module shows you the importance of good governance and ethics to organisations and society throughout the world, so you can apply these ideas in your future career.

The financial analysis module gives you the ability to understand and utilise financial and other information in connection with identifying manipulation of financial statements.

This is an academic degree and as such you will gain analytical and technical research and consultancy skills. You develop knowledge and a reflective understanding of methodological and philosophical issues in research and consultancy with specific reference to finance. As an extension to this, you will develop your ability to critically evaluate published research and develop your own research skills. It provides the key steps in developing your understanding of the nature of the postgraduate dissertation and approaches to undertaking one.

You undertake an extended piece of research, which you design and carry out under the direction of an academic tutor. You gain transferable skills relevant to the current national and international business world, in areas including problem solving, communication and information technology. The team delivering the course has strong links with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).

**Professional body membership**
Your student membership fees for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for your year of study are paid by the University allowing you to have full access to their member resources to help you complete your specialist modules.

**Professional recognition**

We are a member of the Anti-Fraud Education Partnership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

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Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.


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