Join our Forensic Accounting MSc at Northumbria University and delve into the niche field of finance and forensics.
Whether you have an accounting undergraduate background or not, this course looks at financial crime and considers areas such as the nature, regulation and policing of financial crimes in the UK. In particular, it focuses on the prevention and detection of fraud in organisations and examines corporate governance, internal controls and accounting techniques.
This literature-based masters involves both qualitative and quantitative study, and will introduce you to the skills needed in the role of forensic accounting: including key areas such as people skills and emotional intelligence.
‘Forensic’ means suitable for use in court and you’ll consider this and other roles undertaken by forensic accountants. You will also study the law and regulation of financial crimes such as money laundering, bribery and corruption. You will also examine occupational fraud, financial statement fraud and methods of prevention, detection and investigation.
As part of the course you will undertake a double module on Global Management Competencies alongside other postgraduate students at Newcastle Business School, to help you stand out on the international jobs market.
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Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.
Forensic Accounting (Core,20 Credits)
Fraud Examination (Core,20 Credits)
Fraudulent Statement Analysis (Core,20 Credits)
Financial Crime: Law and Regulation (Core,20 Credits)
Research Methods and Analytics for Business Practice (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Postgraduate Business Students (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Leadership and Management Development (Core,20 Credits)
The Newcastle Business School Masters Dissertation (Optional,60 Credits)
Masters' Management Enquiry (Optional,60 Credits)