Theory of Finance

Module code: EC7084
Module co-ordinator: Dr Don Egginton

This module will introduce you to the fundamental concepts and techniques used in modern finance theory.

Topics covered 

  • Compounding and discounting
  • Financial decision-making under certainty and uncertainty
  • Attitudes towards risk
  • Portfolio analysis, market equilibrium and arbitrage in asset pricing


  • 20 one-hour lectures
  • 5 hours of seminars
  • 125 hours of guided independent study


  • Coursework (20%)
  • Exam, 2 hours (80%)