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Unit information: Financial Markets in 2021/22

Unit name Financial Markets
Unit code EFIM30019
Credit points 10
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Quaye
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

Principles of Finance (EFIM20044)

Co-requisites

None

School/department School of Accounting and Finance
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description including Unit Aims

Financial Markets is a course that equips the students with the knowledge of some of the most important topics in the financial markets. The course covers a range of topics in finance, including both standard material and more advanced topics. It takes a Mathematical/Statistical approach.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit the student will have a deep understanding of:

  • The reward-risk relationship pervasive in the financial markets;
  • Fixed-income securities such as bonds;
  • The characteristics and valuation of derivative securities such as options.

Teaching Information

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions including lectures, tutorials, drop-in sessions, discussion boards and other online learning opportunities

Assessment Information

This unit will be assessed by 100% exam

Resources

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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

Assessment
The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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