Forensic Audit and Accounting MSc


Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.


Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Forensic Accounting Auditing

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

Forensic accounting and the related discipline of forensic audit are fast-developing areas in the commercial world. The major professional accounting firms now have departments offering forensic accounting and audit services, and the demand for expertise in this area is growing exponentially. There is a need for people with specialist skills who can undertake fraud investigations, valuations, assist in dispute resolution, prepare expert reports, and conduct fraud and forensic analysis – and the MSc Forensic Audit and Accounting course will develop these specialists’ skills. The MSc Forensic Audit and Accounting will build their confidence in the forensic audit of business data and provide them with advanced analytical, evaluation and problem solving skills. Students will learn how to evaluate the principles of good corporate governance and the integrity of management, and to understand the role of computer forensic techniques in an investigatory and legal context. The MSc Forensic Audit and Accounting course is delivered full-time through a combination of lectures, tutorials, computer workshops, case study analysis and discussion groups. Students will be exposed to real-life situations and given the skills and opportunities to find practical solutions. They will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art computer forensic and data analysis software.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

Full time | Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd | 1 year | FEB-17

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

Research Methods for Finance and Accounting (20 Credits)

Students gain an appreciation of the academic research process and the underlying elements and principles, developing the skills to critically evaluate and conduct postgraduate research.

Corporate Governance (20 Credits)

The systems by which companies are directed and controlled, and their implication for fraud prevention and abuses of power.

Forensic Audit and Accounting (20 Credits)

Students will be introduced to the principles of forensic audit and accounting, including theoretical concepts allied to investigation and analysis.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

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


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

Students should have Honours degree in accounting, audit or finance. Alternatively, Honours degree in business with an appropriate level of financial content, from a UK university. Equivalent accredited international or professional qualifications are acceptable.