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ES20070: Money and finance

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Economics
Further information on credits Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 35%, EX 50%, OT 15%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 35%)
  • Test (OT 15%)
  • Examination (EX 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ES20070 Resit examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take ES10002 OR take ES10010
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:

* To provide an introduction to financial markets and their operation;
* To understand the pricing of financial instruments;
* To enable students to understand the links between financial markets and the real economy;
* To demonstrate linkages between economic policy and financial markets.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the unit students should be able to:
* analyse the roles of financial markets and financial intermediaries;
* explain how the pricing of financial instruments takes place;
* understand the link between financial markets and economic policy.

Skills:
Use and analysis of economic data; problem-solving; understanding of financial and monetary theory expressed in written form through an examination.

Content:
Financial decision making with risky assets; portfolio diversification; introduction to the CAPM model; interest rate determination; overview of the operation of money markets and how money market instruments are priced; introduction to bond markets; the term structure of interest rates; introduction to derivative markets - futures, options, swaps.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ES20070 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Economics
  • UHES-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics (Year 2)
  • UHES-AAB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • UHES-AKB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UHES-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics (Year 2)
  • UHES-AAB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • UHES-AKB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UHES-ACB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 2)
  • UHES-ACB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 2)
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UHPL-AFB10 : BSc(Hons) Politics with Economics (Year 2)
  • UHPL-AFB10 : BSc(Hons) Politics with Economics (Year 3)
  • UHPL-AAB10 : BSc(Hons) Politics with Economics with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • UHPL-AAB10 : BSc(Hons) Politics with Economics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UHPL-AKB10 : BSc(Hons) Politics with Economics with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UHPL-AKB10 : BSc(Hons) Politics with Economics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
Department of Social & Policy Sciences
  • UHSP-AFB21 : BSc(Hons) International Development with Economics (Year 2)
  • UHSP-AKB21 : BSc(Hons) International Development with Economics with Year long work placement (Year 2)

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