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LUBS3160 Financial Derivatives

10 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Muhammad Uddin

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

LUBS2205 Corporate Finance
LUBS2206 Corporate Financial Management

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS2035Finance for Small Business
MATH2525Financial Mathematics 3
MATH2540Financial Mathematics 3

This module is not approved as a discovery module


This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the underlying features and functions of futures and options, developing an appreciation and a practical understanding of the key features of major derivative instruments and the principles of derivative pricing.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to interpret and assess:
- key features of a range of derivative instruments
- ways in which financial derivatives can be used for managing risk and for trading

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Extract relevant information from structured scenarios and data in order to identify problems and define solutions
- Structure and communicate quantitative and qualitative information, ideas, analysis, argument and commentary
- Communicate in writing
- Think critically

Subject specific
- Apply derivative pricing models and identify payoffs from derivative positions
- Apply core knowledge of financial derivatives to a range of scenarios
- Competently apply their numerical and statistical skills to interrogate financial and other numerical data


Indicative content:
- An introduction to the types of derivatives, derivative markets, purpose of derivatives
- Futures and Forwards
- Mechanics of futures markets
- Determination of futures and forward prices
- Options and Option valuation
- Options Strategies
- The binomial model and the Black-Scholes model of option pricing

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours78.50
Total Contact hours21.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students receive feedback through: (i) a number of MCQ tests on Minerva during the module and (ii) worksheets provided as the basis for discussion in seminars with feedback provided during the seminar and outline answers provided after the seminars.

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hour examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:16:21


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