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BU5848: STUDIES IN FINANCE (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

If you do not wish to undertake the CFA exam, then you will be choosing this course. This is designed for those seeking a more theoretical rather than professional edge to their MSc. You will be teamed with a member of faculty to develop a literature review of a mutually agreed area of finance research.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Jiafu An

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

  • One of MSc (Econ) in Finance and Investment Management (Studied) or Msc (Econ) In Finance & Investment Management (Ueh Vietnam) (Studied) or MSc (Econ) in Finance and Investment Management (Includes Cfa Exam) (Studied) or MSc Finance and Real Estate (Includes Cfa Exam) (Studied) or MSc Finance and Real Estate (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This is a research-based module and hence content will vary to fit the needs of the student. It will include the necessary background and skills to undertake literature reviews.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 35, 39 - 41, 44 - 45
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 39 - 41, 44

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

Individual Presentation 20%

3,000-word Literature Review 80%

Alternative Resit Assessment

Resubmission of failed elements

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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