Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Banking and Finance in Britain since 1800
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
Mutually Exclusive
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 18 x 1 hour
Seminars / Tutorials


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Semester Assessment - 2 x 2,500 word essays  50%
Semester Exam 3 Hours   Semester Examination - 3hr closed exam  50%
Supplementary Assessment Supplementary Assessment  submit any missing or failed written work  50%
Supplementary Exam 3 Hours   Supplementary Examination - 3hr closed examination  50%

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