LLM Programme

The taught modules offered on the LLM programme vary from year to year. Please check the full list of taught modules list for details of modules running in specific academic years. We make every effort to ensure that every module will be offered, but modules are subject to change and cancellation. You are therefore advised to check this site regularly for further updates throughout the year preceding entry to the LLM programme.

Credit value: 30 credits (12 ECTS)
Module Convenor:
Dr Iris Chiu
Other Teachers:
Mr Graham Roberts
Ms Anat Keller


The module will examine the principles that underpin banking regulation and several aspects of banking business in relation to the retail customer. It will look at international and EU bank regulation, at the structures of regulation in different jurisdictions and, in particular, at bank regulation in the UK. The module will also deal with the relationship between banks and customers in English Law, examining the rights and obligations of the parties before moving on to principles of the law of payment.


  1. Definition of "bank" and evolution of regulation
  2. International banking regulation
  3. EU banking regulation
  4. Structure of bank regulators
  5. Systemically Significant Financial Institutions
  6. Recovery and resolution in banking crises
  7. The banker-customer relationship
  8. Money and payments

Background Reading (optional):

Ellinger, Lomnicka, Hooley, Ellinger’s Modern Banking Law, Oxford: OUP, 2005

Module reading lists and other module materials will be provided via online module pages, once students have made their module selections upon enrolment in September.

Delivery and enrolment
Lectures/Seminars: 20 x 2-hour seminars
Tutorials: Yes
Previous module enrolments: Medium – 16-50 students
Who may enrol: LLM students
Prerequisities: None
Barred module combinations: None
Core Module for LLM specialism: International Banking and Finance, International Commercial Law
Final Assessment: 3-hour unseen written examination
Practice Assessment: Opportunity for feedback on one optional practice essay per term

This page was last updated on 19 September, 2014


The application process for the 2015-16 academic session is now open.

Please note, for the 2015-16 intake, we are not accepting the TOEFL test. If you have an English condition to meet, you must take one of the alternative tests listed here instead.