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Quantitative Methods for Finance


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor and tutor: Christine Guo
  • Assessment: in-class test (30%) and a two-hour examination (70%)

Module description

This module provides skills in statistical modelling techniques and explores the application of these techniques in finance-related topics and research applications. The aim is to provide you with the analytical and programming skills to pursue empirical studies in finance.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • identify and understand the basic statistical principles
  • apply existing models of financial data
  • use technical and research skills to tackle specific problems in the area of empirical finance
  • apply statistical and computing tools in the analysis of financial data
  • critically analyse relevant issues in finance and investment
  • apply econometrics analysis in analysing financial data.