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MSc / PGCert / PGDip

Management of Fraud Investigation

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  • Level(s) of study: Postgraduate taught
  • Study mode(s): Full-time / Part-time
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: January 2020
  • Course duration: One year full-time, two years part-time

The growth of fraud and financial crime is characterised by increasing complexity and diversification. It affects private and public sectors, crosses borders, and varies in scale and significance. This new MSc Management of Fraud Investigation course will give you an in-depth understanding of the techniques, practices, methodologies and application of the management of fraud investigations.

This course has been designed in collaboration with dg Anti-Fraud Consultants (DG) and draws upon their high-quality specialist counter-fraud expertise to ensure you develop advanced specialist investigative knowledge that meets professional and industry standards.

This course is specifically designed for those working in, or seeking to work in, a wide range of fraud investigation organisations.

The flexible design of the course means you can achieve a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) or full Masters (MSc).

What you'll study

*We are currently reviewing the content of our courses to ensure that they remain relevant and current to out students’ future ambitions and society. Please continue to check this course webpage for the latest developments.

This course aims to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of the techniques, practices, methodologies and application of the management of fraud investigations.

You'll gain a critical awareness of current legal and ethical issues and developments in the management of fraud investigations and develop your investigative expertise against the professional and industry standards.

During this postgraduate course you'll study modules that adopt an explicitly global or international perspective on a range of law enforcement and criminological issues.

  • PGCert Management of Fraud Investigation

    Core modules

    Principles of Fraud Investigation

    The module examines the statutes, case law and professional practices that underpin the investigation of fraud in a global context.

    Proceeds of Crime and Financial Investigation

    Develop your understanding of how criminal proceeds are obtained and disseminated and how international organisations tackle money laundering.

    Fraud Investigation Interviewing

    Explore legal and theoretical perspectives to further develop the advanced skills of interviewing suspects, witnesses and victims in fraud investigation cases.

  • PGDip Management of Fraud Investigation

    Core modules

    Principles of Fraud Investigation

    The module examines the statutes, case law and professional practices that underpin the investigation of fraud in a global context.

    Proceeds of Crime and Financial Investigation

    Develop your understanding of how criminal proceeds are obtained and disseminated and how international organisations tackle money laundering.

    Fraud Investigation Interviewing

    Explore legal and theoretical perspectives to further develop the advanced skills of interviewing suspects, witnesses and victims in fraud investigation cases.

    Research Methods

    This module will see you learn about the different approaches to research, including issues such as ethics, accessing or gathering data, data analysis and how to draw valid conclusions from your data.

    You will also choose two of the following optional modules:*

    • Complex Frauds: Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorist Financing
    • Leadership and Management in Law Enforcement
    • Crime, Community and Neighbourhood
    • Applied Research Methods for Policing
    • Crime Prevention
    • Anti-Corruption: Global Trends, Issues and Resolutions
    • Advanced Forensic Investigations

    * The number of places available on some optional modules may be limited. These will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who are unable to select their first choice will be offered an alternative from the remaining optional modules.

  • MSc Management of Fraud Investigation

    Core modules

    Principles of Fraud Investigation

    The module examines the statutes, case law and professional practices that underpin the investigation of fraud in a global context.

    Proceeds of Crime and Financial Investigation

    Develop your understanding of how criminal proceeds are obtained and disseminated and how international organisations tackle money laundering.

    Fraud Investigation Interviewing

    Explore legal and theoretical perspectives to further develop the advanced skills of interviewing suspects, witnesses and victims in fraud investigation cases.

    Research Methods

    This module will see you learn about the different approaches to research, including issues such as ethics, accessing or gathering data, data analysis and how to draw valid conclusions from your data.

    Capstone Project

    During this module, you'll be paired with an academic supervisor who will help you complete research that generates new evidence and insight on a topic of your choice

    You will also choose two of the following optional modules:*

    • Complex Frauds: Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorist Financing
    • Leadership and Management in Law Enforcement
    • Crime, Community and Neighbourhood
    • Applied Research Methods for Policing
    • Crime Prevention
    • Anti-Corruption: Global Trends, Issues and Resolutions
    • Advanced Forensic Investigations

    * The number of places available on some optional modules may be limited. These will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who are unable to select their first choice will be offered an alternative from the remaining optional modules.

Course specification

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Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

Benefit from guest lecturers and speakers from the field and enhance your learning by hearing about their experiences.

How you’re taught

The course is delivered on a blended learning platform, with learning taking place both within a classroom environment and through our dedicated online platform. Teaching methods will include, lecturers, group workshops, problem-based learning, guided independent study and a Capstone Project.

Assessment methods

Assessment on the course involve written assessments, report writing, presentations and group work. All modules will have at least one formative assessment, which will not count towards your final grade, these assessments will give you the opportunity to get feedback to help improve your work.

To encourage and facilitate independent learning the course will take full advantage of NTU's online workspace (NOW).

An active research environment

Teaching on the course is drawn directly from our research active staff who can help you understand and evaluate cutting-edge work in this field, as well as train you to produce your own research. We also have close working partnerships with leading authorities from international law enforcement policy and practice. This research and collaboration feeds directly into the course allowing you to learn about the latest issues in this field from world-renowned experts.

In-sessional English language support

In-sessional English language support classes are available to all international (non-EU) students studying on degree courses at NTU. There is no extra charge for these classes.

The teaching on this course is ‘blended’, meaning there will be a mixture of face-to-face and online teaching.

Careers and employability

The industry-focused nature of this course will ensure that you stand out from the crowd when it comes to job applications and pursuing your future career. You'll benefit from our strong links with the fraud investigation sector both nationally and internationally and course content being influenced by consultants and specialists in the field.

This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills need to become a leader in the field of fraud investigation and to drive continual improvement in fraud investigation policy and practice.

This MSc Management of Fraud course is suitable for those who currently work in a wide range of organisations where fraud is of concern. It will also be suitable for those looking to enhance their career opportunities and for students seeking employment in the field. Highly trained fraud investigators and specialists can be found in a diverse range of organisations including central, regional and local government departments, law enforcement organisations, private sector organisations including insurance and banking, and an increasing number of public services – such as health services.

There will also be opportunities for you to develop professional networks alongside the course through student professional memberships of associations and participation in annual conferences and other events. The staff team also conduct research in these areas and consult such organisations about the type of knowledge and skills they are looking for in potential employees so this can be reflected by the course content.

Employability team

Our expert Employability team will work closely with you at every stage of your career planning, providing personal support and advice. You can benefit from this service at any time during your studies, and for up to three years after completing your course. Find out more about the service.

Entry requirements

Applying with prior qualifications

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (normally 2.2 or above).

If you hold a first degree but it doesn't meet the entry requirements above, please refer to the information below.

Applying with non-standard entry qualifications/experience

  • Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. You will be required to demonstrate how your experiences and knowledge would enable you to study this course at Masters-level in your Personal Statement.

No references are required when applying for this course.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions team or call +44 (0)115 848 4200.

We accept qualifications from universities all over the world for entry onto our courses. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Applying with prior qualifications

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (normally a 2.2 or above).

If you hold a first degree but it doesn't meet the entry requirements above, please refer to the information below.

Applying with non-standard entry qualifications/experience

  • Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. You will be required to demonstrate how your experiences and knowledge would enable you to study this course at Masters-level in your Personal Statement.

No references are required when applying for this course.

Pre-masters and foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation or pre-masters course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation and pre-masters courses page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.

If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.

How to apply

To apply for this course, please contact Jason Pandya-Wood at jason.wood@ntu.ac.uk.

You can apply for this course throughout the year. Most of our postgraduate courses are popular and fill up quickly though, so apply as soon as you can. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

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Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

To apply for this course, please contact Jason Pandya-Wood at jason.wood@ntu.ac.uk.

You can apply for this course throughout the year. Most of our postgraduate courses are popular and fill up quickly though, so apply as soon as you can. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

Apply for your course as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies. If you need a visa to study here you need to plan this into your application.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

Fees for 2019 entry

Study routeHome (UK/EU students)
Full-time£7,000
Part-time (cost per year of study)£3,500 (for Year One*)

Fees may be subject to change.

* Please note that if you are considering a part-time route that runs over more than one year, the tuition fee stated is for Year One of study. The course fee for Year Two is subject to annual review.

Funding your studies

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there's no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

There are numerous sources of funding available for postgraduate students, both from external sources such as the Government and funding bodies, and from the University.

There are two main costs involved with postgraduate study: the cost of your tuition fees which is paid directly to the University, and living expenses such as accommodation, travel and food.

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies, We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Please take a look at our postgraduate fees and funding page for information about sourcing grants, bursaries and scholarships, and much more.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

Fees for 2019 entry

Study routeInternational
Full-time£14,500
Part-time (cost per year of study)£7,250 (for Year One*)

Fees may be subject to change.

* Please note that if you are considering a part-time route that runs over more than one year, the tuition fee stated is for Year One of study. The course fee for Year Two is subject to annual review.

Funding your studies

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University.

For more information on these and other opportunities for funding please visit our international scholarships page.

For information on how to pay your fees to the University please visit our international fee payment page.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

Still need help?

School of Social Sciences Enquiries
+44 (0)115 848 4460