Theory of Investments (N1553)
15 credits, Level 4
You explore the common types of investment and gain a thorough grounding in the analysis of investment portfolios.
You learn about:
- the investment environment
- the investment process
- mutual funds and other investment companies
- risk-return-based asset allocation methods
- popular index models
- theoretical and empirical asset pricing models and their applications to investment analysis
- security analysis
- performance measurement.
Teaching and assessment
We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 32 hours of contact time and about 118 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- Accounting and Finance (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Accounting and Finance BSc
- Economics and Finance BSc
- Finance (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Finance BSc
- Finance and Business (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Finance and Business BSc
- Mathematics with Finance BSc
- Mathematics with Finance MMath