Financial Regulation and Financial Crises - BUSN8015

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This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


This module aims to develop the ability to analyse financial crises and bank regulation, examining the roots, consequences and remedies for the financial crises with the special emphasis on the current global financial crisis. The module also aims to understand the complexity of the financial crisis and the role of bank regulation.

The module will cover topics including the Financial Crisis, banking supervision and regulation, the Basle Accord, banking failures, rating agencies and Financial Crisis, the role of international financial institutions.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 36
Private study hours: 114
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
Individual Report (3000 words) (30%)
Group presentation (10%)
Examination, 2 hours (60%).

Reassessment method:
100% Exam

Indicative reading

Barwell, R. (2013). Macroprudential Policy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Buckley, A. (2011). Financial Crisis: Causes; Context and Consequences. Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall

Rochet, J-C. (2008). Why Are There So Many Banking Crises? : The Politics and Policy of Bank Regulation, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge, critical analysis and understanding of regulations and supervision of banking and non-banking financial institutions.
- Demonstrate knowledge, synthesis and understanding of the recent changes and evolution of regulatory framework of domestic and international financial institutions.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of various concepts, principles and key issues centring the role, operations and working mechanism of regulation and supervision of financial institutions.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how prudential regulation and the conduct of business regulation are managed and supervised by multi-agency regulatory bodies in highly developed financial markets.
- Use subject knowledge to critical analyse and synthesise the problem and provide a reasoned response to that problem in the context of financial regulation.
- Critically evaluate and compare roots of financial crises based on the case studies.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the roots of the Global Financial Crisis and the role of Financial regulators.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Develop and define complex argument and provide critical insights on the practical financial, business, institutional and policy problems of financial services regulation.
- Read and summarise transactions, financial statement, and conduct of business operation relating to financial services regulation and supervision.
- Apply numerical skills to solve numerical problems faced by financial institutions with regards to financial services regulation.
- Read, analyse, evaluate and summarize economic, financial and business events relating to financial services regulation.
- Locate, extract, and analyse data from different sources, e.g. Newspapers, library, internet, etc., to be presented in an appropriate format.
- Plan and work independently using various learning resources.
- Plan and work within groups, share ideas with each other and discuss the relevant issues/results by positively responding to constructive criticism.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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