Financial Markets and Institutions (849L1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

You examine the important role of financial markets and institutions in a global context.

You study the role played by private banks and explore the workings of key financial markets such as stock markets, foreign exchange markets and futures markets, given their centrality to business activity.

You also explore issues surrounding the causes of financial crises, the regulation of financial markets and the role of central banks in relation to interest rates. A comparative perspective on financial centres across the globe and real world case studies are used throughout.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.