Banking Regulation (M3016)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

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.

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 22 hours of contact time and about 128 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 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.