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1. Financial Economics: Financial instruments and how they are traded; the key tools used by financial economists; the major topics in financial economics including portfolio theory, diversification and mean variance analysis; asset-pricing models, efficient market hypothesis and market anomalies; the pricing of bonds, stocks, and other financial instruments.
2. Quantitative Methods in Finance: The statistical and computing skills which are necessary to understand fully and perform modern financial analysis.
3. Principles and Practice of Programming: This module will cover the design and testing of programs written in Java. You will study good practice in program construction, programming with data structures and graphical user interfaces.
4. Database Principles and Applications: This module provides a critical understanding of the role of database management systems and the ability to creatively design and implement practical databases.
5.Decision Support Systems: This module covers the use of IT methods and techniques in the support of decision-making in organisations, in particular modelling, simulation and intelligent decision support systems.
Plus one of each of the following three pairs of modules:
6.Object-oriented Software Design: This module focuses on how to analyse and model requirements and develop object-oriented software, through the use of UML and CASE tools.
7. Networking: This module investigates the principles of data communications, including layered network architecture, services and protocols, such as TCP/IP, SMTP and SNMP.
8. Derivatives: This module provides an understanding of the uses and the valuation of the main derivative financial instruments. It covers the trading mechanisms used on derivative markets and explains the fundamental principles underlying the pricing of derivatives and their use in portfolio management, and risk management.
9. Investments and Portfolio Management: This module provides an understanding of portfolio management principles and the valuation of equities and fixed-interest securities. The basic principles of modern portfolio theory and asset pricing are applied to the asset allocation decision and the measurement of portfolio performance.
10. Energy Markets: The function of the major markets for energy: oil, coal, natural gas, electric power, and alternative/renewable energy in a national and international context; the environmental issues related to energy use and consumption; the effect on energy markets of national and international environmental policy.
11. Environmental Finance: An introduction to the field of environmental finance, encompassing all instruments designed to transfer environmental risk and to generate environmental quality.