|Level of study||Postgraduate taught|
|Study mode(s)||Full-time / Part-time|
|Course duration||One Year Full Time / Part Time (Evening & Weekend Classes)|
This course has been designed in collaboration with dg Anti-Fraud Consultants (DG) – a professional fraud investigative agency of UK – 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, any Private or Government organisation susceptible to fraud and needing a mechanism to prevent it and/or investigate it.
What you will study
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.
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.
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.
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
How you are 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 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 students studying on degree courses of NTU. There is no extra charge for these classes.
You will benefit from guest lecturers and speakers from the field and enhance your learning by hearing about their experiences.
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