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Financial Fraud Investigation and Intelligence is one of the world’s most pressing challenges where elements of governance, compliance and financial crime risks are evolving rapidly which impacts societies, national financial security, infrastructure and the global economy. This overwhelming financial threat has ensured that financial security skills and intelligence are some of the world’s most in-demand needs at present.
University of Buckingham’s MSc Financial Fraud Investigation & Intelligence is a comprehensive and rigorous study in key areas of financial fraud investigation, and Intelligence. It is designed for graduates interested in following a career in the financial fraud investigation, security and intelligence or even conducting research at a postgraduate level. The programme is designed to deliver financial expertise with particular emphasis on understanding the discipline of finance, financial fraud investigation, and intelligence both theoretical foundations and practice applications are provided in respective areas
Who is this programme suitable for?
The programme is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in the financial security sector who have recently acquired their bachelor’s degree in security, management, law, accounting, finance, investment and banking related fields. It is for those who wish to enhance their knowledge of managing and working in organisations within an array of competing economic, financial, social, political and cultural conditions.
The programme has single entry points, January each year. It can be completed through one year of full-time study / two year (part-time) and include the following modules:
- Fraud Investigation and Financial Crime (15),
- Financial Crime, Money Laundering and Market Abuse (30),
- Economic Analysis (15),
- Banking Risk Management (15),
- Cybersecurity and International Trade (15),
- Derivatives and Financial Risk Management (15),
- The Central Bank, The Banking System and The Macroeconomy (15) and Integrated Case Study/ Dissertation (60).
For the purpose of awards, students will be required to pass all the modules (180 credits) to be awarded an MSc Financial Fraud Investigation & Intelligence.
The programme is delivered and supported by a research and teaching team led by Dr Julian Richard, a Security Studies specialist with a long experience of working in the UK government on defence and security policy issues, subject specialist and industry experts from the filed of finance, law and governance.