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Forensic Accounting with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.****Course summary:**- Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the ACCA, ICAEW, IFA and CIMA.- Build a strong basis to begin a career in forensic accounting.- A springboard to start a career in accounting in general.- Allows you to demonstrate competence in many graduate-level transferable skills.Join the fight against fraud and set yourself apart from other accounting graduates. Deepen your understanding of financial accounting, along with the related laws, risks, and ethics. The course is suitable for students who want to become forensic accountants, but also for students who are interested in accounting with an investigative and legal perspective.**How you learn:**All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Forensic Accounting course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.The course is organised in to six modules each academic year, with modules taught in large and small groups . It adopts an activity-based and student-centred approach, taking place both within formal teaching sessions and during guided and independent study undertaken by you, including collaborative group work. To support guided and independent study, you are provided with tasks, exercises, resources, and references to additional useful learning materials, to access, utilise and respond to as part of your study programme.You learn through:- lectures- seminars- workshops- group work- independent studyIn the foundation year, you'll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You'll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you'll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.**Applied learning:**All modules make a significant contribution to employability by providing you with a real life context to the topics covered, and by requiring you to use skills such as independent research, teamwork and presentations. This is done by using case studies, real life examples and scenarios, engaging you in the study and evaluation of industry sectors while developing key graduate skills such as literacy, critical thinking, personal organisation and time management.There are specific employability modules at each level of the degree, which allow you to gain a good understanding of the roles available to you. They help you understand how to go about searching and applying for such roles, culminating in the final year consultancy project that enables you to demonstrate your critical and problem solving capabilities and the opportunity to be creative and innovative.During year four, we help and encourage you to complete an optional one year paid work placement. This enables you to apply and develop your knowledge and skills in a real business environment. Forensic accounting students have benefitted hugely from obtaining placements with employers such as PwC, Audit Partnership, Interserve and GE.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,415per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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UCAS Points : 64

his must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies For example:CC at A LevelMPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Home to a globally diverse student community from 100 countries, Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Malaysia.
Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities collaborate on a range of research and teaching projects and study exchange programmes.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working, or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 105 27

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    109 49%

    61st

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    36th

    45
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    34th

    45

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