M.A. Fraud Management

Teesside University

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Application deadline: September
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
Start date: October  2015
Duration full-time: 36 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time

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Fraud is a growing problem in the financial services and banking sector. It can be extremely complex and hard to detect something which criminals take full advantage of. This innovative programme is designed for professionals currently working in a fraud and financial crime environment in the police, public or private sectors.

You study topics such as company structures, money laundering, organised crime in the UK, research methods for fraud, and terrorism and terrorist finance.

What you study
The programme is in three Stages - certificate, diploma and MA - offering participants the flexibility of being able to graduate with a postgraduate certificate, diploma or master's award. Stage 1 has two routes, tailored either for the police or for civilian investigators.
The police certificate incorporates the National Fraud Training course and is gained following a project, while the civilian certificate includes three one-week residential modules, delivered by Teesside Business School.
The second and third Stages follow a common route over two years, both delivered by Teesside Business School.
Modules include The Law and Practice of Investigations, Current Issues in Fraud and Financial Crime, Money Laundering, Forensic Accounting and Organised Crime. Stages 1 and 2 include a significant practitioner involvement in delivery.


Certificate - civilian

* Investigation Management and Contemporary Issues
* Law and Practice
* Professional Project

Certificate - police

* Fraud Investigation: Case Study Analysis
* National Fraud Training - Work-based Assignment
* National Fraud Training Pre-programme Study


* Company Structures
* Contemporary Issues in Fraud
* Money Laundering
* Organised Crime in the UK
* Research Methods for Fraud
* Terrorism and Terrorist Finance


* Dissertation

Modules offered may vary.


Participants must be working in a fraud and/or financial crime environment and will have one of the following:

* an honours degree or equivalent
* a postgraduate qualification
* a professional qualification.

Candidates without formal academic qualifications but with professional training and substantial current fraud management experience will be considered.

English Language Requirements

You must have a good level of English language as courses are delivered and assessed in English.

Minimum Entry Level

* IELTS: 6.5
* TOEFL (Paper-based test): 575
* TOEFL (Computer test): 230
* TOEFL (Internet-based test): 89

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

180 (Grade C)


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