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.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


30%: Coursework (Essay, Professional log)
70%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

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.

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: