MSc Forensic Accounting

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Year of Entry 2024/25
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MSc

Forensic Accounting

Develop the specialist accounting skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in forensic investigation and dispute resolution.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £10,310 for the course
International/EU: £17,205 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2024

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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.


Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.

How you learn

Watch course leader Dr Francis Awolowo talk about the MSc Forensic Accounting course.

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 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

This course is delivered face-to-face over three semesters - teaching is scheduled based on the length of your course and the academic calendar.

Course leaders and tutors

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Ifedapo Francis Awolowo
Senior Lecturer in Financial and Management Accounting/ ASPIRE Project Lead

Ifedapo Francis Awolowo

Applied learning

Live projects 

You complete a major research-based project on a topic relevant to your future career development or academic interest. It enables you to demonstrate the skills and knowledge gained on the course and develop your research skills. 

Networking opportunities 

Students on this course are typically from all corners of the globe, providing opportunities to engage with different cultures and network whilst learning knowledge we believe will enable students to aim for positions in the hierarchies of management. 

Many of the tutors are from industry and are well connected with professional accountancy bodies, researching professional knowledge, developing professional syllabi and designing professional assessments. This ensures that you are at the cutting edge of applied professional knowledge, whilst also developing critical reflexivity, questioning established knowledge and imagining alternatives. 

The team delivering the course has strong links with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). We are also a member of the Anti-Fraud Education Partnership with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. 

Our graduates are well equipped for a range of careers as the course develops skills that are required by a broad range of industries in both the private and public sectors. We have a team of specialist recruitment advisers and run a range of careers and recruitment events.


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

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Entry requirements

All students

Normally students must have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field. If you don-t have a degree you may be considered if you have at least five years- professional accounting experience. You also need two appropriate references. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

We may ask you for an interview before admissions are finalised. International students may be interviewed by telephone or e-mail.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Corporate Governance And Ethics Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Cyber Crime Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation Or Applied Business Project Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial Analysis Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Forensic Accounting Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Forensic Accounting Applications Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Statistics And Data Modelling Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: The Expert Witness In Criminal Litigation Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £10,310 for the course. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.

If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £17,205 for the course. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Accounting, banking and finance courses (PDF, 244.5KB)

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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