Forensic Accounting at De Montfort University - UCAS

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Course summary

Discover the compelling field of forensic accounting. This course covers fraud, financial crime and data analysis procedures – invaluable insight used by professionals in the search for criminal activity in both public and private sector organisations. It will prepare you to conduct fraud investigation and give expert testimony and litigation support for public and private sector organisations. Learn about accounting scandals and incidences of fraud, and find out how they can be detected, prevented and deterred, with study of the legal environment in which forensic accounting operates. Discover digital forensics, including how to investigate digital artefacts, and find out how recent corporate failures in the UK, Italy and USA have led to conversations about the role of corporate governance and corporate social responsibilities. Key features

  • The course offers exemption from the Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants' examinations and, for students who have the required three years' practical experience, serves as a direct entry route to the Certified Professional Forensic Accountant certification.
  • You will examine the contemporary issues in forensic accounting such as organise crime and transnational crimes in the digital age, expert witnessing, governance, ethics and litigation support.
  • The course will expose you to different fraudulent accounting schemes, the rationale behind them and how they can be detected, prevented and deterred.
  • Our Cybercrime and Business Analytics module introduces you to accounting and financial theory with the science and art of discovering and analysing patterns and identifying anomalies.
  • The Research Methods and Dissertation module in blocks five and six will enable you to develop research in a specialist area of forensic accounting.

Assessment method

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, case study analysis, presentations and guest lectures. Assessment is through presentations, essay, examinations, case analysis and reports.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in business, law, accounting, finance, banking or economics related subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification, or an equivalent professional qualification. Applicants with a legal background as well as anyone who has worked in an investigative or counter fraud roles such as police officers, tax personnel or manager will be considered on an individual basis.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10450 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10450 Year 1
Scotland £10450 Year 1
Wales £10450 Year 1
International £17950 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Forensic Accounting at De Montfort University - UCAS