Online course details

UK/EU fee

£1,055 (2020/21)

International fee

£1,055 (2020/21)

Course level

Level 7

Course credits

20 credits

Start date

24 May 2021

Course length

10 weeks

Mode of study

Tutored online learning

Location

Online

Online course description

Commodity trading involves the trade of essential primary products such as metals, grains, oil etc. and intangibles such as interest rates, stock market indices etc. Participation in the global commodity trading business is a key mechanism used by modern organisations to accept or avoid additional risks arising due to uncertain prices of key core commodities. Given the global interconnectivity between commodity markets and capital markets, finance professionals need a sound understanding of how these markets function and the determinants of price movements and risk factors within these markets.

This course aims to critically analyse the structure and features of key commodity markets, factors which influence the prices of commodities, inherent risks associated in different commodities and the role played by key regulators in ensuring end to abusive speculation within the commodity markets. 

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the functioning of different types of commodity markets and how derivatives are traded in these markets
  2. Specify factors which effect commodity price
  3. Critically appraise the mechanisms of delivery and settlement in commodity trading
  4. Critically evaluate the impact of key regulators and regulatory changes within the commodities market

Course content

You will cover the following topics:

Benefits

Offset course credits towards another qualification

Once you’ve completed this course you may be able to offset the 20 credits towards our online MSc Finance. This would reduce the number of modules you would need to study and the total cost of the course.

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Fees and funding

2020/21 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2020 and August 2021.

UK/EU fee: £1,055

International fee: £1,055

2021/22 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2021 and August 2022.

UK/EU fee: £1,055

International fee: £1,055

About your fees

Prices are correct for the year of entry shown. These are subject to annual increase in subsequent academic years.

Course requirements

You will need one of the following qualifications:

Entry is possible if you have HND or level 5 and two years of relevant managerial experience within finance.

English language qualification

If English is not your first language, or you have not successfully completed your highest level of qualification in English, you will need an English language qualification. For this course you will need at least one of the following:

Documents to support your application

When submitting your application, please ensure it is complete, with all the relevant documents requested in the application form. These are listed below:

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Government website.

How to apply

Students should apply directly to the University.

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Who will teach you

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Dr Tony Stevenson
Programme leader

Academic Lead Accounting Finance and Economics, Dr Tony Stevenson entered the Higher education sector as an international tutor teaching, Finance, and Mergers and Acquisitions from a practitioner’s perspective.

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