Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Banking and Finance in Britain since 1800
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
Mutually Exclusive
HY39230 Available as 20 credit option to Economics students only
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay: 2 essays (2,500 words each)  40%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   60%
Supplementary Assessment 2 hour closed examination plus any missing written work 

Brief description

The module will chart the contours of banking and finance in Britain since 1800. In doing so it will confront a range of issues and debates relating to banking history and provide a route to understanding a vital component in the history of British economy and its relative performance in international terms. Perspectives taken will encompass economic, institutional, cultural, and social factors in the evolution of banking and finance in Britain. Topics covered will include the evolving structure of the banking and financial sector; the relationship of banks to industry, including the "City-industry divide" debate; British banking and finance and the global economy; and government regulation and intervention in this sector.


This module is at CQFW Level 6