LLM International Economic Law

Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:
International Banking Law

Course unit fact file
Unit code LAWS63071
Credit rating 30
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by Law
Available as a free choice unit? No


To introduce students to the principles of international, regional and UK baking law and practice by highighting:

1. the principle business theories

2. the role of the modern multi functional banks, including investment banking, provision of credit and as a payment services providers

3. banks and their role in provision of finance and facilitating trade.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the module, students will gain awareness and critical understanding of:

1.the main theories of banking regulation and responses to systemic risk

2.the principles of the law and practice of international and domestic banking law and regulation (based on the UK's experience as a leading financial centre)

3.the law and regulation of trade finance

4.the international and cross border impact of banks and their regulation.

Teaching and learning methods

26 hours of lectures and 4 hours of seminars.

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written exam 100%

Recommended reading

Preliminary reading:

R. Cranston, "Principles of Banking Law" Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 2002

E.Ellinger, "Ellinger's Modern Banking Law Oxford University Press, 5th edition, 2011

A. Hudson "The Law of Finance", Sweet and Maxwell, 2013

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Gerard Mcmeel Unit coordinator

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