MSc Forensic Audit and Accounting

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.

Additionally, you will be required to evaluate the principles of good corporate governance and the integrity of management, and understand the role of computer forensic techniques in an investigatory and legal context.

What you will study

On this course you will study 180 credits from the following modules:

  • Corporate Governance (20 credits)
    Learn about 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)
    You will be introduced to the principles of forensic audit and accounting, including theoretical concepts allied to investigation and analysis.
  • Research Methods for Finance and Accounting (20 credits)
    Gain an appreciation of the academic research process and the underlying elements and principles, developing the skills...
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Specialist IT facilities are used where appropriate including audit and computer forensic software.


This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd

Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

For full-time and part-time postgraduate fees please see our Home & EU Student Fee pages

International Students

For full-time postgraduate fees please see our International Student Fee pages


  • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
      • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Feb 2017
        • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
          • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2017