BA (Hons) Forensic Accounting

BA (Hons) Forensic Accounting

Bachelor degree
36 months
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Full-time
Intakes: Fall, Spring
International tuition: £13,200
Domestic tuition: £9,000

Program overview

Your first year on the Forensic Accounting degree includes financial and management accounting, an introduction to finance, Statistical techniques and data analysis for accounting, the business environment, and business and corporate law. Year two covers the principles of forensic accounting, financial crime investigation and develops your knowledge of financial reporting and management accounting. You will study financial management and undertake a specialist employability module, where you will have the opportunity to gain the CIMA-accredited Sage Accounting Certificate. Sage is the UK’s biggest accounting software provider. You will specialise further in your final year, with modules on forensic accounting and the expert witness, and fraud examination. You can also choose optional modules from a range of subjects, including advanced financial reporting, business analysis, and cases in auditing and taxation. Year One - Forensic Accounting degree Your first year includes the core disciplines of financial accounting, management accounting, an introduction to finance, quantitative techniques for accounting, the business environment, and business and corporate law. Modules studied: Financial Accounting Introductory Management Accounting The Business Environment for Accountants Business and Corporate Law Statistical Techniques and Data Analysis for Accounting and Finance Introduction to Finance Year Two - Forensic Accounting degree Year two covers the principles of forensic accounting, and develops your knowledge of financial reporting and management accounting. You’ll study financial management, audit and undertake a specialist employability module where you will develop your Excel spread-sheet skills, work on some of the softer skills that employers require and benefit from an impressive range of guest speakers. You can also gain the CIMA accredited Sage Accounting Certificate. Sage is the UK’s biggest accounting software provider. For students who do not have prior relevant work experience, the employability module incorporates a live brief where you will work on a real life problem and have the opportunity to interact with external organisations, enabling you to become instantly more employable, learning both profession-specific as well as more general work-related skills. Principles of Forensic Accounting Management Accounting and Performance Measurement Fundamentals of Financial Management Financial reporting Financial Crime Investigation Professional practice and Employability in Accounting & Finance Year Three - Forensic Accounting degree You’ll specialise further in your final year, with modules on forensic accounting and the expert witness, and fraud investigation. You can also choose optional modules from a range of subjects, including advanced financial reporting, business analysis, taxation and cases in auditing. Core modules Fraud Examination Forensic Accounting and the Expert Witness Global Governance, Risk and Ethics Auditing and Assurance You can also choose to undertake a further two modules from the following list: Advanced Financial Reporting Business Analysis for Accountants Taxation Cases in Audit Theory and Practice of Securities Trading Option availability will be subject to student demand

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

Exams:

  • IELTS
English Requirements In general, international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.

Career opportunities

Forensic accountants are in demand all over the world. Thanks to a shortage of people with relevant specialist skills, graduates from the Forensic Accounting course can expect to be well paid for their talents. Forensic accountants work for accounting firms, banks, insurance companies and law firms. You will also possess general accounting skills, so you will have the same career opportunities as accounting and finance graduates. To give you a head start following graduation the University organises an annual employability conference for its accounting students. Previous attendees have included PwC, Eversheds, JK Accountancy, Civitas Law and Watkins & Gunn.

Campus location

Pontypridd , United Kingdom