Advanced Audit and Assurance (N1516)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

You examine the nature, purpose and scope of auditing, including statutory audits, the regulatory environment, and professional ethics in auditing.

You learn how to perform internal and external audits, and write audit reports.

You also look at:

  • planning and risk assessment
  • evaluating internal controls
  • collecting audit evidence
  • reviewing financial statements.


33%: Lecture
67%: Practical (Workshop)


25%: Coursework (Report)
75%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: