Financial Derivatives (N1559)
15 credits, Level 6
You examine the markets and look at the trading and valuation of common derivative products such as forwards/futures, swaps and options, as well as equity and interest rate markets.
You look at practical applications of derivatives for hedging or investment purposes, including risk-return profiles, advantages and limitations.
You also explore fundamental concepts of no arbitage and risk neutral pricing and examine the Black Scholes formula.
30%: Coursework (Test)
70%: Examination (Computer-based examination)
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. 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:
- Accounting and Finance (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Accounting and Finance BSc
- Banking and Digital Finance (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Banking and Digital Finance BSc
- Economics and Finance BSc
- Finance and Business (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Finance and Business BSc
- Finance and Technology (FinTech) (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Finance and Technology (FinTech) BSc
- Mathematics with Finance BSc
- Mathematics with Finance MMath