ECO-30037 - International Finance
Coordinator: Gabriella D Legrenzi Room: 1.68 Tel: +44 1782 7 34362
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 175
School Office: 01782 733094

Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2020/21

This module examines the structure and operation of the foreign exchange market, analysing FOREX derivatives and arbitrage possibilities in the FOREX. The module will also introduce different theoretical and empirical models aimed at explaining how exchange rates react to changes in macro-economic fundamentals.

The aim of this module is to extend and develop students& understanding of international finance. The module will familiarize students with the structure of the foreign exchange market, the determinants of the foreign exchange rate and characteristics of international financial markets.

Intended Learning Outcomes

utilise and critically evaluate alternative concepts, theories and evidence in relation to the behaviour of international financial markets;:
recognise and assess effective arbitrage strategies across international markets;:
utilise various operations to provide cover against foreign exchange risk;:
analyse and evaluate arguments demonstrating the capacity to simplify and solve problems by modeling;:
utilize various mathematical skills and techniques to solve problems in international finance.:

Study hours

20 hours lectures
5 hours tutorials
20 hours tutorial preparation
24 hours coursework preparation
1 hour on-line test
2 hour exam
78 hours independent study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Unseen Exam weighted 70%
2 Hour Unseen Examination
2 hour unseen examination covering the entire module syllabus.

2: Online Tasks weighted 30%
On-line test
A 1 hour on-line test covering a mixture of numerical and conceptual problems in international finance.