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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5054M International Banking and Finance

15 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Dr. Danilo Mascia

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

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. Nature of financial intermediation and types of financial systems
2. Diversification and internationalization of banking
3. Financial crisis I: 2007-08
4. Financial crisis II: 1997-98
5. FinTech: an international perspective
6. The Eurozone-debt crisis
7. Bank regulation
8. Bank failures
9. Islamic banking
10. Financial systems in the new tiger economies

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours123.00
Total Contact hours27.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

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: 29/04/2024 16:16:21


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