Trading Strategies (N1592)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

You study the tools and methodologies used for making informed trading decisions.

You develop an understanding of market variables, such as macro-economic indicators and exchange rates.

You are also introduced to basic technical analysis and risk management - and have the chance to participate in trading sessions using live and simulated data in our dealer rooms.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Report, Take away paper)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 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 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: