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As one of the fastest growing areas of accounting, there is an increasing global demand for specialists with forensic accounting knowledge and skills. This course therefore aims to provide a progressive, challenging and stimulating framework of study that will equip you to work in this field. 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 ? fraud examination The course will allow you to develop your accounting skills for use in litigation ? civil, criminal and corporate (including business valuation, assessment of economic damages, proceeds of crime, fraud and money laundering). Alongside processes and procedures, you will learn how to investigate a case, gather evidence, prepare expert reports and provide evidence. Option choices also allow you to tailor the degree to suit your interests or career path. These range from corporate integrity and management control, fraud and forensic analysis, business valuation, cyber crime and cyber governance to interviewing and testimony. Those taking the part-time route can also incorporate their own work as part of the learning process. Benefits to employers, financial and legal professionals and organisations also include: ? the development of accounting skills for use in litigation ? knowledge of evidence gathering and investigative techniques, litigation processes and procedures, preparation of expert reports and evidence ? the flexibility to specialise in an area of choice from fraud examination through litigation consulting to expert witnessing Course Content: Comprising eight taught units, there are four core and four optional units. The taught units will be followed by the research dissertation. Applicants on the part-time programme with a strong current experiential background in the forensic accounting field will also, as an alternative to completing certain taught units, be able to carry out tutor-guided professional development learning units. Core Units: ? Financial Analysis ? Expert Witnessing and Dispute Resolution ? Financial Crime and the Law ? Investigation Reporting and Research Methods ? The Dissertation Options Units: Semester one option units ? Decision and Risk Analysis ? Corporate Integrity and Management Control ? Cyber Crime and Cyber Governance Semester two option units ? Business Valuation ? Expert Testimony and Advocacy ? Fraud and Forensic Analysis ? Interviewing and Testimony Career Progression: The MSc Forensic Accounting is an ideal route into a wide range of professional roles in litigation support, expert witnessing and fraud examination. Our Purple Door Careers and Recruitment team will support you in developing the skills needed to pursue employment opportunities in your chosen career area. If you are an international student, a new UK government scheme means that you will be eligible to work in the UK for up to two years on completion of this degree. The scheme allows spouses, civil partners and children to accompany you while you are in the UK. Information Days: The University runs a series of Postgraduate Information Days throughout the year. For details and to book a place, please click on the Open Days tab above.

As one of the fastest growing areas of accounting, there is an increasing global demand for specialists with forensic accounting knowledge and skills. This course therefore aims to provide a progressive, challenging and stimulating framework of study that will equip you to work in this field. Through the application of professional forensic accounting tools, models, techniques and knowledge, you...

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