Law and Banking
The course enables students to master the following important aspects of the discipline: core attributes of a bank (credit institution), different types of banks (retail, commercial, private, etc), regulatory authorities in the UK (FSA, Bank of England and H.M. Treasury); some of the important EU/international banking entities, e.g. ECB, EIB, EBRD, the IMF, Federal Reserve and the World Bank; Authorisation and passporting of credit institution activities within the EEA; capital adequacy principles/Basel III; the notion of insider trading and the Market Abuse Directive; the supervision of investment firms within the EU and the Markets In Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID); money laundering and the three anti-money laundering directives; Islamic finance and, lastly, conflict of laws in a banking/financial services context.
Applications accepted from graduates of LLB (single and joint Honours) and related; a minimum of a lower 2nd Class degree; international applicants require: IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each individual component score; internet-based TOEFL/IBT: 85.
Compulsory modules: legal research methods; international banking law; dissertation on any topic within law and banking; plus 4 from: international criminal law; international human rights law; children's rights in domestic and international law; European human rights law; EU internal markets law; competition law; global trade law; comparative corporate governance; international commercial arbitration; intellectual property law; international law of armed conflict; dealing with the legacies of the past.
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