Financial Investigation

1 Year
September 2024
In Person

Intrigued by financial criminal behaviour? On our Financial Investigation course you’ll learn from a team of experts and rapidly enhance your personal and professional development. This MSc is available on campus or fully online (distance learning).

Why study with us

  • Our course team have many years of practical experience in criminal investigation, fraud and financial investigation.
  • We’re the largest provider of higher education in this area in the UK and our specialist facilities and resources are second to none.
  • We’ll teach you to analyse a problem involving the specific aspects of financial crime, then design and implement a suitable solution and present complex information.

What you'll do

  • Your assessments will be through coursework, workshops, projects, examinations and a dissertation.
  • Step inside our new facilities including a newly built Hydra suite, modern teaching rooms, library and student learning zone.
  • Your career path could range from working in the financial sector to compliance, law enforcement or the military.


Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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What our students say

The tutors have been very supportive and knowledgeable. I have been out of education for a while and was apprehensive, but I have been supported through the process.
MSc Financial Investigation student Andrew Mahoney
Andy Mahoney
Team Leader, UNDP Anti Money Laundering Project
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Future careers

Studying financial investigation could lead to a career in law enforcement, compliance and many other areas of employment where such skills are in high demand.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Distance Full-time£9,000 per year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year
Distance Full-time£9,000 per year
Distance Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Law and Policing

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