This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23
Department: Mathematical Sciences
||Available in 2021/22
||G1K509 Mathematical Sciences
Excluded Combination of Modules
- An introduction to options and markets.
- Asset price random walks.
- The Black-Scholes model.
- Partial Differential Equations.
- The Black-Scholes formulae.
- Variations on the Black-Scholes model.
- Reading material on a topic related to: American options (obstacle problems, free boundary problems), Exotic options, Historical volatility.
- By the end of the module students will: have an understanding of basic option theory and Black-Scholes models.
- Will have an advanced understanding in one of the following areas: American options, Exotic options or Historical Volatility.
- Students will have skills in Partial Differential Equations and Finance.
- Students will have developed an appreciation of, and ability in, mathematical modelling in the financial world. Students will also have developed independent learning of an advanced topic.
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to
the learning outcomes of the module
- Teaching is by lectures through which the main body of knowledge is made available.
- Subject material assigned for independent study develops the ability to acquire knowledge and understanding without dependence on lectures.
- Students do regular formative work solving problems to gain insight into the details of relevant theories and procedures.
- Summative examination assesses acquired knowledge, problem-solving skills and a range of modellig and computational skills. The subject material assigned for independent study will form part of the examined material.
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
||2 per week for 20 weeks and 2 in term 3
||Four in each of terms 1 and 2
|Preperation and Reading
||Component Weighting: 100%
||Length / duration
Eight written or electronic assignments to be assessed and returned. Other assignments are set for self-study and complete solutions are made available to students.
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University