FM4U2      Half Unit
Quantitative Methods for Finance and Risk Analysis (Dissertation)

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Domingos Romualdo


This course is available on the MSc in Finance and Economics. This course is not available as an outside option.


A strong background in statistics and quantitative methods at the undergraduate level is required.  Prior programming experience is helpful.  Students without prior knowledge of Matlab are encouraged to take FM457A (Computational Tools in Finance) concurrently

Course content

See entry for FM442


20 hours of lectures and 10 hours of seminars in the MT.


Dissertation (75%, 6000 words) in the ST.
Project (20%, 2000 words) and presentation (5%) in the MT.

6,000 word dissertation (75%) on a topic to be agreed with the course teacher. The dissertation option is to be chosen in only one half unit module, with its outline approved in LT by the course teacher who will act as the student's supervisor. Deadline is June 2018.

Key facts

Department: Finance

Total students 2016/17: 2

Average class size 2016/17: 1

Controlled access 2016/17: Yes

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Application of information skills
  • Application of numeracy skills