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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LAW5562M International Banking Law: The Regulatory Framework

15 creditsClass Size: 90

Module manager: Dr Steven Montagu-Cairns

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module will provide students with an insight into the way in which banks operate and at the same time will enable students to gain an understanding of the role of the legal process in the regulation of banks, both on a national and an international basis. Banking is very much an international industry and the course will consider the theoretical basis as well as the practical issues involved in the prevention and resolution of banking crises. The course covers the following topics: banking crises and the causes of bank failure; the regulation of banks; the role of the central bank and/ banking regulator; the protection of bank depositors; international efforts including the EU and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision; the prevention and control of money laundering.


Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- critically assess the law in this area;
- analyse the issues from both a theoretical and a practical perspective.

Students should have an understanding of the contemporary issues and problems in the regulation of the international banking sector and be able to discuss how these issues and problems are being addressed. In addition students should be able to identify matters that warrant reform and to be able to discuss the kinds of reforms needed.


Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours135.00
Total Contact hours15.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

A formative assessment opportunity will be provided.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1 x 4,000 word essay100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 14/09/2023 12:56:42


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