SOAS University of London

School of Law

Banking Law

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Full Year

The module is divided into two halves. 

  • The first half of the module introduces the students to banking regulation. Its theoretical justifications are explored and the framework for banking regulation at the international, European and UK level is set out. 
  • The second half of the module explores core areas of English banking law, both those which have been important historically as well as the areas in which the law is evolving as banking practices change.

English consumer credit law and securities regulation are not covered in this module.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the framework of regulation of banking at an international, European and UK level;
  • Engage critically with the debate regarding the theoretical basis of banking regulation;
  • Analyse and apply English banking law relating to banker-customer relations;
  • Carry out independent research in the fields of both banking regulation and banking law using both library-based and electronic resources.

Method of assessment

• Unseen written exam: 100%


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