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2007/08 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5048M Financial Mathematics Studies Dissertation

30 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Klaus Reiner Schenk-Hoppé

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2007/08


LUBS5046MResearch Methods in Financial Mathematics

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module, students should be able to;

- demonstrate an ability to apply skills and knowledge acquired throughout the programme to the framing of specific research questions;
- formulate detailed research design for investigation;
- demonstrate appropriate academic rigour in the acquisition, critical analysis and presentation of conceptual and empirical material derived from primary and secondary sources;
- successfully implement a chosen research project exhibiting high quality written skills under the guidance and supervision of a faculty supervisor.


Project definition; project plan; development of hypotheses/ research questions; desk/ secondary research; data collection and analysis of results (for empirical work); rigorous mathematical analysis (for theoretical work); conclusions; and suggestions for future research relating to a topic approved by the Programme Director through discussion.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours296.00
Total Contact hours4.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Supervision by appointed supervisor through regular meetings. Contact time will vary depending on individual requirements.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Through meetings with supervisor and feedback on submitted draft(s).

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or Dissertation9,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/07/2010


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