Taught course

Financial Market Analysis

Institution
University of Hertfordshire · School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A first degree in a mathematical subject, such as mathematics, physics, statistics, engineering or computer science, or equivalent qualifications and relevant experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Course focuses on the mathematical and computational expertise needed to select and optimise a portfolio and price financial derivatives. Students develop an understanding of how stockmarkets work and examine the risks and rewards and learn how to interpret stockmarket and accounting information, how to use mathematical models to value stocks, options and other derivatives. Students learn to calculate the risk and returns of portfolios, and then how to build and maintain a portfolio with the smallest risk and greatest return possible. Modules: finanical instruments and markets; portfolio analysis; financial derivatives and option pricing; risk-return optimisation. Also a 60-credit project.

Information for international students

If English is not the 1st language, a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent is required.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@herts.ac.uk
Phone
01707 284800