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Course Overview

This course aims to provide an overview of quantitative methods needed to conduct empirical research in finance and financial economics.  The course is intended to enable students

i) To develop knowledge and understanding of the theoretical practical approaches to quantitative methods in finance.

ii) To develop the practical quantitative skills to equip students for dissertations in finance and for on-going work in the finance area.

iii) To develop intellectual skills by understanding of the appropriate use of statistical techniques for various financial problems.

iv)  To develop the ability to write extended research reports on original topics in finance

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Martin Wersing

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Accountancy (AC) (Studied) or Finance (FI) (Studied)
  • One of AC3047 Corporate Finance (Passed) or AC3050 Corporate Finance (Passed) or FI3001 Corporate Finance (Passed) or FI3004 Finance 3: Corporate Finance (Passed) or FI3050 Corporate Finance (Passed)

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

Building upon a mathematical, statistical modelling and decision making, the course examines in greater detail the analysis and interpretation of models of quantitative data.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 2 in-course tests (10% each), coursework (20%) and 1 two-hour closed book examination (60%).

Resit: 100% by examination; there is no August resit opportunity and resit is required at the next occasion when the course is delivered, if and only if 1st time failure is not compensatable, that is a result less than CAS 6, or where failure results in insufficient level 4 credits to attain an honours degree.

Formative Assessment

This will take place via tutorial discussions.


Verbal feedback is given during tutorial discussions. Answers are provided to all questions covered in lectures and tutorials Written feedback will be provided for continuous assessments.

Course Learning Outcomes


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