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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Increase your knowledge of the legal framework as it relates to the law of evidence
  • Study a range of modules covering other forensic related areas such as financial analysis and electronic crime
  • Access the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' member resources

This course will provide you with an insight into forensic accounting and specifically the two main subject areas of investigations and dispute advisory services. You increase your knowledge of the legal framework as it relates to the law of evidence, and undertake a range of modules covering other forensic related areas such as financial analysis and electronic crime.

How you learn

The modules you undertake allow you to develop an appreciation of forensic accounting work, including the nature and extent of financial crime and financial dispute resolution and then use the theoretical knowledge gained to consider the practical application of such knowledge.

You will develop the ability to research legal cases and present legal argument, consider the investigative process and develop an understanding of the most commonly used major software applications.

You learn through:

  • ethical reflection
  • research
  • critical evaluation
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • independent study
  • group work
  • tasks and exercises
  • projects
  • assessment and feedback

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • accounting-related professions
  • financial fraud detection
  • accountancy
  • finance or accounting management
  • financial controlling
  • financial analysis
  • financial consultancy
  • research or education
  • career development in the police, legal and penal professions.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,460per year

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

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

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

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

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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