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FI2501: FINANCIAL MARKETS AND REGULATION (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This course provides students with an understanding of the financial system, primarily from a UK perspective, introducing students to the reasons for, and nature of, financial markets and institutions before moving on to explore the need and importance of financial regulation, and investigating the causes and consequences of the recent global financial crisis. The course will introduce students to a variety of topics including the role of wholesale and retail banks, non-bank financial institutions, the debt and equity markets, and the derivative markets; market efficiency, UK and international regulation, consumer protection and market abuse.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Chunxia Jiang

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

  1. Analysis of the economics of financial markets, services and products.
  2. Identification of the sources and persistence of market failure in financial services and the classic regulatory issues.
  3. Study of the regulatory issues, models and structures exposed in the regulation of the banking industry, in the UK and internationally.
  4. Extension of regulatory principles to the analysis of other segments of financial services, notably markets in insurance.

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 28, 30, 32, 34 - 35
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 26 - 35, 39 - 40

More Information about Week Numbers


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

Group coursework (2000 words, 30%)

On campus Exam (70%)

Alternative Resit Assessment

Exam (100%)

 

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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