ECO-20045 - Banking
Coordinator: Gabriella Legrenzi Room: 1.68 Tel: +44 1782 7 34362
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733094

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective





ECO-10027 Quantitative Methods 2

Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

This module provides students with an understanding of the role played by international financial markets, banks and non-bank financial intermediaries in the financial system; of financial structure throughout the world; of how banks manage their assets and liabilities; of the regulatory environment in which banks operate; of central banking and the impact of monetary policy on international financial markets.

The module provides an introduction to the theory and practice of modern banking. It will provide students with an understanding of the specific role played by banks in a financial system, of the methods to manage the risks bank are exposed to, and of the regulatory environment in which banks operate.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Explain and assess the role of banks and non-bank financial intermediaries for modern economies: 1
Analyse and explain the nature of financial fragility and banking crises: 1
Explain and analyse the importance of bank regulation: 1
Analyse the money supply process and the role of central banks: 1

Study hours

20 hours of lectures
4 hours of tutorials
126 hours of independent study and assessment preparation

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Coursework weighted 100%
Take-home assignment
Take-home assignment including numerical and conceptual questions, to be released in week 11. Deadline for submission in one week and 2,000 word limit.