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Part-time Study

For students who wish to complete the MSc programme via part-time study over two academic years, we offer two possible study routes:
1. Flexible Part-time Route
2. Bi-annual Bespoke Part-time Route (next intake September 2015)

Flexible Part-time Route
Your programme will be delivered across two academic years; you will be expected to attend two modules per semester each year. The programme is organised (as below) that you will complete four core modules in year one, followed by one core and three elective modules in year two. In addition, you will begin research for the MSc dissertation thesis in the summer of your first year but the predominance of the work will be undertaken during the summer of your second year. Our modules are normally follow a teaching pattern of a two hour lecture and a one hour of tutorial. As teaching is generally during the day students are advised to contact the Programme Director to get an idea of when teaching hours are likely to take place so they are able to make the necessary arrangements to study. Timetables are usually finalised in September, but you may be able to gain an expectation of what will be required.

Taught programme structure:

Module TitleSemester/Year DeliveredModule Type
Foundations of Mathematical Modelling in Finance 1/A Core
Investments OR Investment Management 1/A Core
Financial Derivatives 1/B Core
Stochastic Calculus and Black Scholes Theory 1/B Core
Computational Methods in Finance 2/A Core
Econometrics A OR Time Series Analysis 2/A Elective
Advanced Computing in Finance OR Portfolio Theory & Risk Management 2/B Elective
Alternative Investments OR Financial Econometrics OR Topics in Applied Finance OR Valuation and Private Equity 2/B Elective

For details of module content please see the Programme Overview and Modules page.

Bi-annual Bespoke Part-time Route (next intake September 2015)
Your programme will be delivered across two academic years, you will be expected to attend two modules per semester each year. In addition, you will begin research for the MSc dissertation thesis in the summer of your first year but the predominance of the work will be undertaken during the summer of your second year. Your attendance on campus is limited to one afternoon and evening (on the same day, classes will be scheduled between 14:00-21:00 hrs) per week during term-time, with the remaining study time freely distributed. The structure of our bespoke part time route is ideally suited to those already in full-time employment.

An example of the bespoke programme structure is as follows (please note that the modules listed may be subject to change):

Module TitleSemester/Year Delivered
Foundations of Mathematical Modelling in Finance 1/A
Investments 1/A
Financial Derivatives 1/B
Stochastic Calculus and Black Scholes Theory 1/B
Computational Methods in Finance 2/A
Econometrics A 2/A
Portfolio Theory & Risk Management 2/B
Topics in Applied Finance 2/B

 

For details of module content please see the Programme Overview and Modules page.