Law

Banking Regulation

Module code: M3016
Level 6
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Unseen examination

This 30 credit module, taught over both terms, will introduce you to some of the key legal issues arising in banking.

In Term 1 we will examine the principles that underpin the regulation of banking; this will start with a discussion of risk and general theories of regulation, and then we will look more in-depth at the role of the Basel Committee in determining the nature of banking regulation on a global scale, the impact of the European Union directives on banking regulation and, finally, a case study of bank regulation in the UK.

In Term 2 our attention will focus on a detailed analysis of the relationship between banks and their customers in English law, examining the rights and obligations of those parties and we will close by looking at accounts, money and methods of payment.

Module learning outcomes

  • Gain a systematic understanding of the legal issues that arise in the field of banking
  • Acquire an in-depth knowledge of regulatory standards at national, regional and international levels
  • Develop skills in the critical analysis and application of scholarly reviews and primary sources