FM478      Half Unit
International Finance for MSc Finance and Economics, MSc Finance and MSc Finance & Private Equity - Dissertation

This information is for the 2019/20 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Liliana Varela


This course is available on the MSc in Finance (full-time), MSc in Finance (full-time) (Work Placement Pathway), MSc in Finance (part-time), MSc in Finance and Economics, MSc in Finance and Economics (Work Placement Pathway), MSc in Finance and Private Equity and MSc in Finance and Private Equity (Work Placement Pathway). This course is not available as an outside option.


This is the dissertation course for FM477.

Students must have completed either Asset Markets (FM423 or FM423E) and Corporate Finance (FM422 or FM422E), or Financial Economics (FM436).

Course content

See entry for FM477


30 hours of seminars in the LT.


Indicative reading

Detailed course readings, cases, and slides will be distributed at the start of the course. Illustrative texts include: International Financial Management by C. S. Eun and B. G. Resnick, McGraw-Hill Education; 8th edition (2017) and International Financial Management by G. Bekaert and R. Hodrick, Cambridge University Press; 3rd edition (2017).


Dissertation (60%, 6000 words) in the ST.
Coursework (30%) and class participation (10%) in the LT.

6000 word dissertation (60%) 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. Submission deadline is towards the end of Summer Term.

Key facts

Department: Finance

Total students 2018/19: Unavailable

Average class size 2018/19: Unavailable

Controlled access 2018/19: No

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Leadership
  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Specialist skills