Forensic Accounting (Distance Learning) (2 Year) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

Course summary

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. Depending on how much time you are able to commit to your study, we offer a two year or a 30 month duration, and our recommended study time per week would be around 12 and 18 hours respectively. We would strongly recommend that those students with full-time jobs or other commitments opt for the longer 30 month programme of study. Accredited by: We are a member of the Anti-Fraud Education Partnership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

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. In the 30 month programme you will study two units in each of year one and year two, followed by the dissertation in the final year. In the two year programme, you will study three units in year one followed by one unit and the dissertation in year two. Year 1 Core modules in this year include:

  • Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Crime and the Law
  • Fraud Examination and Forensic Investigations
  • Statistics and Data Modelling I
Year 2 Core modules in this year include:
  • Database Design and Implementation
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation
  • Expert Witnessing and Dispute Resolution
  • MSc Forensic Accounting Dissertation
  • Valuations and the Expert Report
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry.

Assessment method

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.

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent qualification and/or equivalent professional experience


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken after January 2015). An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015). An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
TOEFL (iBT)91 with a minimum of 20 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 20 in Writing.
PTE AcademicAn overall score of 61 with a minimum of 54 in each skill.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5450 Year 1
International £5450 Year 1
England £5450 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5450 Year 1
Scotland £5450 Year 1
Wales £5450 Year 1
Channel Islands £5450 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £5450 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. For further fee information please see the corresponding University of Portsmouth course page or visit https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding
Forensic Accounting (Distance Learning) (2 Year) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS