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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary:

  • Increase your knowledge of the legal framework as it relates to the law of evidence
  • Study a range of modules covering other forensic related areas such as financial analysis and electronic crime
  • Access the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' member resources
This course will provide you with an insight into forensic accounting and specifically the two main subject areas of investigations and dispute advisory services. You increase your knowledge of the legal framework as it relates to the law of evidence, and undertake a range of modules covering other forensic related areas such as financial analysis and electronic crime. How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. The modules you undertake allow you to develop an appreciation of forensic accounting work, including the nature and extent of financial crime and financial dispute resolution and then use the theoretical knowledge gained to consider the practical application of such knowledge. You will develop the ability to research legal cases and present legal argument, consider the investigative process and develop an understanding of the most commonly used major software applications. You learn through:
  • ethical reflection
  • research
  • critical evaluation
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • independent study
  • group work
  • tasks and exercises
  • projects
  • assessment and feedback
Applied learning - Live projects You complete a major research-based project on a topic relevant to your future career development or academic interest. It enables you to demonstrate the skills and knowledge gained on the course and develop your research skills. Networking opportunities Students on this course are typically from all corners of the globe, providing opportunities to engage with different cultures and network whilst learning knowledge we believe will enable students to aim for positions in the hierarchies of management. Many of the tutors are from industry and are well connected with professional accountancy bodies, researching professional knowledge, developing professional syllabi and designing professional assessments. This ensures that you are at the cutting edge of applied professional knowledge, whilst also developing critical reflexivity, questioning established knowledge and imagining alternatives. The team delivering the course has strong links with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). We are also a member of the Anti-Fraud Education Partnership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Our graduates are well equipped for a range of careers as the course develops skills that are required by a broad range of industries in both the private and public sectors. We have a team of specialist recruitment advisers and run a range of careers and recruitment events.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Compulsory modules: Corporate Governance And Ethics Cyber Crime Dissertation Or Applied Business Project Financial Analysis Forensic Accounting Forensic Accounting Applications Statistics And Data Modelling The Expert Witness In Criminal Litigation

Assessment method

Coursework Practical


Entry requirements

Normally students must have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field. If you don't have a degree you may be considered if you have at least five years- professional accounting experience. You also need two appropriate references. If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score. We may ask you for an interview before admissions are finalised. International students may be interviewed by telephone or e-mail.


English language requirements

If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/accounting-banking-and-finance/msc-forensic-accounting/

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/accounting-banking-and-finance/msc-forensic-accounting/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9910 Whole course
EU £16385 Whole course
Channel Islands £9910 Whole course
England £9910 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9910 Whole course
Scotland £9910 Whole course
Wales £9910 Whole course
International £16385 Whole course

Additional fee information

Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here Postgraduate loans of up to £11,836 are available for Home students on most master's courses that start on or after 1 August 2022. Please check the gov.uk website for more details.
Forensic Accounting at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS