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MSc Forensic Accounting

Gain insight into the forensic analysis of financial accounts on a course where a third of your study is spent improving your knowledge of the legal system. You can choose from a range of modules covering areas such as Corporate Governance and Ethics alongside other topics dealing with financial fraud and risk management.

Key points


• Prepare for an accounting career focused on detecting and preventing financial fraud.
• Gain a thorough knowledge of criminal law as it pertains to accounting.
• Understand the fundamentals of forensic accounting, with core modules such as forensic accounting and electronic crime.
• Specialise with a module choice designed to suit your area of interest.

About this course


Develop the specialist accounting skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in forensic investigation and dispute resolution on this masters course. A forensic approach to accounting is often used in the workplace and this course allows you to specialise in this field.

You gain an understanding of the legal issues in a forensic context. A third of your study involves improving your knowledge of the UK legal system and studying accounting in a legal context.

This course gives you, through the forensic accounting module, a specialist insight into the forensic analysis of financial accounts and methods used in dispute resolution. The electronic crime module shows how new media can be exploited in financial fraud and how such actions can be traced.

Your module choice allows you to tailor your study to areas of interest.

The financial analysis module provides students with the ability to understand and utilise financial and other information in connection with identifying manipulation of financial statements.

The corporate governance and ethics module shows the importance of good governance and ethics to organisations and society throughout the world, enabling students to apply such thoughts in their future careers.

The financial risk management module includes the design and management of financial information to help reduce the possibility of financial fraud.

The financial regulations and supervision module choice gives you an insight into the legal framework and working practices around accounting in financial institutions and markets.

You also do a dissertation, an extended piece of research, which you design and carry out under the direction of an academic tutor.

There are four other forensic courses available. They are all designed to meet a wide range of individual needs and expectations. Each course complements your degree study or previous work experience.

Visit the MSc Forensic Accounting page on the Sheffield Hallam University web site for more details!


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