University of Portsmouth: Forensic Accounting

InstitutionUniversity of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Business and Law
Web www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate
Email bal-enquiries@port.ac.uk
Telephone 023 9284 2991
Study type Taught

Summary

Overview Are you an accountant looking to build on your existing skills, and excited about a potential career in forensic accounting? If you're keen to develop your knowledge and interested in applying your skills in civil, corporate and criminal litigation procedures, then our MSc Forensic Accounting degree course is for you.

On this course, you'll unpack the core areas of forensic accounting, including dispute and litigation support, expert witnessing, fraud examination and regulatory investigations. You'll learn to apply your expert skills in business valuation, assessment of economic damages, proceeds of crime and fraud.

If you study on campus, you'll learn full-time over 1 year (on campus or distance learning) or part-time over 30 months (starting in September). The course is also available through distance learning over 2 years (starting in September) or 30 months (starting in September or January).

Once you graduate, you'll have all the tools you need for a rewarding career in forensic accounting within law firms, enforcement agencies and accountancy practices.

Accredited by: We're a member of the Anti-Fraud Education Partnership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

What you'll experience On this course, you'll:

  • Investigate real-life case studies and learn the processes involved in compiling your own case, like gathering and presenting evidence and preparing expert reports

  • Study exciting topics including corporate integrity and management control, fraud and forensic analysis, cybercrime, and interviewing and testimony

  • Participate in webchats to discuss your work with expert staff and researchers, lecturers and other students. You'll also be supported by a personal tutor throughout the course of your studies (distance learning only)

  • Complete a research project of your choice, to demonstrate your subject knowledge, analytical abilities and problem-solving skills

  • Have the chance to use the University’s Bloomberg terminals to monitor and analyse company financial information

  • Have 24/7 access to our library’s extensive electronic resources, including online ejournals and newspapers

Careers and opportunities The MSc Forensic Accounting degree course will help you sharpen your accounting skills for use in civil, criminal and corporate litigation, and you'll learn the processes and procedures needed to investigate financial crime and regulatory compliance cases.

What can you do with a Forensic Accounting degree? When you graduate, you'll be well placed for a career in dispute and litigation support, fraud examination, or forensic accounting and regulatory investigations.

Your degree can open doors to roles with:

  • financial regulatory authorities

  • law firms

  • accountancy practices

  • law enforcement agencies

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

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University of Portsmouth

It’s time to dive deeper into what you love, become a real expert and figure out how to make your mark.

Taught qualification or independent research? On-campus teaching or online part-time study? At Portsmouth, you can choose from a wide range of subjects and modes of study.

Why Portsmouth?

  •    5***** rated for excellence in the QS World University rankings 2021
  • Outstanding Gold-rated teaching for our students (TEF)
  • Dedicated Graduate School supporting all research students
  • 84% satisfaction with course quality (PTES Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2020
  • Master’s Scholarships available for high achievers

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