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Course Overview

The course will deepen and broaden the students' understanding of the economic concepts and economic models that are the subject of financial economics. These ideas and models provide the conceptual underpinnings for the methods of valuing financial assets that are used today by financial analysts and advisers. As a result, the module will be invaluable for students wishing to pursue a career as economists working in the financial sectors and for those aiming to progress to PhD research.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Professor Joseph Swierzbinski

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either MSc Applied Economics or Master Of Science In Financial Mathematics (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course provides students with an understanding of and an ability to apply the economic theory principles to decision making in the financial markets. The course covers topics such as economics of risk aversion and its relation to portfolio choice and insurance; equilibrium models of financial markets; arbitrage, state prices, and valuation.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master Of Science In Financial Mathematics

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Summative Assessments


2hr written examination (60%); 1 x individual report (40%, 2000 words).


Resit: 2 hrs written examination (60%).

Formative Assessment

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Feedback on formative assessment will be offered throughout the course during the example classes and individually to students

Feedback on summative assessment will be given both in writing and by means of one-to-one discussions with students.

Course Learning Outcomes


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