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2018/19 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5054M International Banking and Finance

15 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Dr. Danilo Mascia

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

This module is not approved as an Elective


The module provides an understanding of the operation, challenges and issues facing the world’s international financial institutions and markets, with a focus on development, reform and policy. The course assumes an international perspective with numerous cross-country comparisons in terms of regulation, institutions and policies.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to critically assess:
- the key theories of financial crises and their links with the theories of financial intermediation
- theories of financial regulation and the problems within regulations
- the role of financial regulation in the financial system
- differences across financial systems and their implications for the real economy

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- apply theoretical and analytical tools to real world issues to address and solve problems

Subject Specific
- communicate complex banking concepts and methods
- apply critical thinking to address a range of topics in financial regulation


Indicative content:
1. The theory of financial intermediation
2. Diversification and Innovation in banking
3. The internationalization of the banking industry
4. Banking regulation
5. The financial crisis of 2007-2008
6. The Eurozone-debt crisis
7. Bank Failures
8. Islamic Banking
9. Banking systems in China and India
10. Mergers & Acquisitions in the banking industry

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours124.00
Total Contact hours26.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

70 hours - Preparation for classes
54 hours - Preparation for assessment (including 2 reading weeks in place of seminars).

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Feedback during classes on work prepared and presented.

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hours examination

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 09/09/2019


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