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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 or distance learning 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 Distance learners access the course through our virtual learning environment (VLE). This provides on-line access to the course and unit learning resources as well as methods to contact and enter discussion groups with staff and other students. Course tutors are available to support your studies through online tutorials, email and telephone conferencing. You will also be assigned a personal tutor who will offer support and guidance throughout your studies. Distance Learners in particular will benefit from the University Library's comprehensive online resources including 43,000 ebooks (electronic versions of key textbooks) and access to databases containing academic and business journals.

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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