Introduction to Quantitative Finance

Module Title - Introduction to Quantitative Finance
Number of credits - 10

Module description

Financial derivatives will be examined using a continuous-time approach, examining the relevant partial differential equations and boundary conditions in a number of different problems. The solution method will also be examined, using a mix of analytical and computational methods.

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  • write down the governing partial differential equations and boundary conditions for a range of financial derivative problems;
  • solve the relevant partial differential equations arising from the study of some financial derivative problems using analytical and computational methods;
  • demonstrate an understanding of how mathematics and in particular discrete mathematics is used in the financial sector;
  • demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge beyond the taught syllabus from personal exploration of the subject.  

Teaching and assessment:

  • Assessment: 10% Continuous Assessment, 90% Final Examinations.
  • Semester 1.
  • 22 hours of lectures, 5 hours of backup classes.