ICM140-Interdisciplinary Insights for Regulators

Module Provider: ICMA Centre
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr Antony Moore

Email: t.moore@icmacentre.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module is for students studying MSc in Financial Regulation (FCA) only. 


This module is intended to encourage thought leadership and to develop your ability to willingly and critically approach regulatory problems using different lenses and perspectives. This module is therefore also intended to widen your appreciation of your role and to give a lens through which the world of financial regulation may be viewed differently by exploring insights from other disciplines that can be applied to the regulation of finance.

Assessable learning outcomes:

This module will address the following learning outcomes:

  • review an interdisciplinary range of topics

  • critically reflect on how topics from other disciplines may inform regulatory practices

  • evaluate how interdisciplinary practices could be adapted / adopted to enhance regulation.

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

This module exposes students to insights from other disciplines that can be applied to the regulation of finance. Topics within this module will build on the University of Reading’s and invited scholars’ wider subject matter expertise in a range of specialist areas that are of interest to regulators such as history, informatics, psychology, sociology, politics, international relations, law and human biology.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Taught content for this module will primarily be delivered as a distance-based SPOC (Small Personalised Online Course) with additional support available over a residential weekend for ICM139 at Henley Business School (Greenlands Campus). Where appropriate materials and learning will also be shared through the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that is intended to facilitate and aid your learning journey within the MSc Programme

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (independent) 40
    Wider reading (directed) 20
    Other 20
    Essay preparation 20
Total hours by term 0 100 0
Total hours for module 100

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

2,000 word coursework essay due in or after week 10 of the Spring term

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

In accordance with university policy.

Assessment requirements for a pass:
50% weighted average mark.

Reassessment arrangements:

By resubmission of coursework only, as part of the overall examination arrangements for the MSc programme

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 8 April 2019


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