Empirical Finance Project (N1567)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn and spring teaching

You produce a project on a topic in one of the following areas: 

  • investment analysis
  • risk management
  • coroporate finance
  • deriviatives 
  • banking. 

In the first part of the module, you learn basic research methods including literature searches, literature reviews, databases, data collection, and referencing. 

You then work on your research proposal, and in the final part of the module, you work on your project and write a 7,500 word report on your research topic. You will be supported by a supervisor throughout the project.

Teaching and assessment

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Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 20 hours of contact time and about 280 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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: