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Fraud and Risk Management (Forensic Accounting) MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Fraud and Risk Management (Forensic Accounting) MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Risk Management Forensic Accounting

Course type


Course Summary

This exciting new programme aims to fill a gap where professional financial fraud is examined from different viewpoints including financial fraud, accounting fraud and banking fraud. It will provide students with an understanding of what motivates fraud and how to detect it. You will not only obtain theoretical skills, you will also obtain practical skills and an awareness of the limitations of the theory that you are being taught. Highly industry-focussed, the programme culminates in the Industry Collaboration Project. You will choose one of four options to look at a real industry problem and provide researched solutions, helping you put your learning into practice. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role. This course will provide students with a unique set of skills and insights to develop subsequent careers in fraud management. Graduates will be able to work in different sectors across the whole economy ranging from accounting firms, legal firms, information technology firms, banks, insurance companies etc. They will also have the option of working in the treasuries and accounting departments of other firms.

Different course options

Full time | University of Salford | 1 year | NOV-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



In Fraud Rick Management you will evaluate contemporary research in the nature of fraud with a particular focus on Financial Statement Fraud. This module will prepare you for further research into fraud and for the application of relevant theories.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum 2.2 first degree or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in International Management. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

University information

The University of Salford’s campus is based across three sites, with Peel Park within walking distance of Manchester. More than 3,000 postgraduate students study taught and research degrees each year, contributing to some of Salford’s nationally and internationally-recognised research projects. There are four academic schools at the University of Salford: School of Arts and Media School of Health and Society Salford Business...more