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Forensic Accounting MSc

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Overview

Reasons to study Forensic Accounting at DMU:

This course will enhance your accounting, finance or business-related skills and develop your career prospects in forensic accounting roles with organisations worldwide. It is designed to further students’ undergraduate business studies. While you will become familiar with all the following areas of forensic accounting, you will develop a deeper, specialist knowledge in one. 

  • Specialise in forensic accounting
    This course enhances specialist knowledge and expertise for accountants, auditors and allied professionals and caters to professional practitioners seeking theoretical depth
  • You may progress on to PhD level
    You will develop research skills that will enable you to move on to study at a PhD level
  • Participate in contests
    We actively seek and partner in innovative learning experiences, for example, the ‘White-Collar Hacking Contest’ run by the Technical University of Munich
  • Gain practical experience in a variety of areas in Forensic Accounting by studying the
    Digital Forensics Principles and Practice module

 

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At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

#DMU Global High Flyers Award
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DMU Sports Scholarship
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International Scholarships
Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.

 


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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Programme code:
N40072

Duration: One year full-time

Start date: September 2019

Location of study: Faculty of Business and Law, Hugh Aston Building 

Fees and funding:

2019/20 entry: £7,500

 Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Programme code:
N40072

Duration: One year full-time

Start date: September 2019

Location of study: Faculty of Business and Law, Hugh Aston Building 

Fees and funding:

2019/20 entry: £13,600

 Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarships worth up to £6,000.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in a business, law, accounting, finance, banking or economics-related subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, equivalent overseas qualification, or an equivalent professional qualification. 


Applicants with legal background as well as anyone who has worked in an investigative or counter fraud roles such as police officers, tax personnel’s or managers will be considered on individual basis.

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Accreditations

 

Course modules

 

Fraud Examination and Investigation - Develop your knowledge and understanding of incidences of fraud, defalcation, misrepresentation, creative accounting and accounting scandals within organisational contexts. You will be exposed to different fraudulent accounting schemes, the rationale behind them and how they can be detected, prevented and deterred.

Financial Crime and Law - Explore the legal environment in which forensic accounting operates. You will develop an understanding of the law, its principles and the criminal legal system of the UK, and make comparisons with other global legal systems.

Research Methods - This module introduces you to the basic elements of research methodology and the complete range of research methods suitable for research in finance, accounting and business. It aims to help you define a research topic and produce a suitable research proposal for your dissertation.

Digital Forensics Principles and Practice - A computer laboratory based module focussing on incidence response, investigating digital artefacts, interpreting and expert witness reporting and evaluating a range of forensic investigation tools techniques and principles.

Governance and Social Responsibility - Recent corporate failures in the UK, Italy and USA have heightened public discourse on the role of corporate governance and corporate social responsibilities (CSR) in business survival. This module will allow to develop the ability to critically evaluate a wide range of concepts, principles, theories, models, systems, mechanisms, reforms and research in corporate governance and CSR. You will also be exposed to the practicality of constructive decision making at the board level to ensure business stability and growth.

Risk Management Part 1 - Study the concept of Risk Management with an emphasis on Enterprise Risk Management. You’ll cover the gambit of sources of risk that the modern enterprises face and develop dynamic solutions that mitigate their impact. Much of the coverage is in line with the requirements of the world-renown Institute for Risk Management.

Assurance and Risk - Gain an understanding of the importance of internal controls used within organisations to ensure risks are mitigated to an acceptable level, or avoided altogether. You’ll also develop an understanding of the key areas of an organisation that require internal controls and gain an understanding as to how these key areas could be disrupted to expose the organisation to failure that could have been identified and prevented.

Elective taught modules include:

 

 

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Teaching and assessment

Modules include formal lectures, tutorials, workshops and interactive sessions.

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course so you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. You will typically have up to 14 hours contact hours of teaching most weeks for semester 1 and 2. Teaching is through a mix of lecturers, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activities is shown in each module description.

In addition each module provides a 2 hour surgery each week available for individual consultation with the lecturer. You may also have some scheduled meetings with your programme leader, personal tutor, and/or careers throughout the year to discuss your academic progress and personal development.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to make regular use of our on-line resources, participate in classroom discussions including on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study, revision and reflection for approximately 24 hours per work during semester 1 and 2.

In semester 3, you will undertake independent research for your dissertation (or In-company project), and again should typically allow around 38 hours per week for this. You will be allocated a dedicated academic supervisor to support you, who you will be able to contact on a regular basis.

Accreditations

The course offers exemption from the Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants' (Canada-USA), 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.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building.

Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.

Library services

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and the The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

Opportunities and careers

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Graduate careers

The Department of Accounting and Finance has a strong work-related bias, offering professional, postgraduate and undergraduate courses.

You will develop an advanced understanding of accounting and finance issues for the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally, enhancing your career prospects with key financial skills sought after by many organisations.

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