Financial Technology (FinTech) Regulation LAW5181
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: School of Law
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: No
The purpose of the course to provide an examination of all of the core aspects of law and regulation that apply in the Financial Technology (FinTech) area. This includes the nature of digital information and data in law, digital information and data protection, digital information and data regulation, private digital coin and digital money regulation and the regulation of future developments and innovation in the Financial Technology (FinTech) area.
4 hours x 5 weeks. A range of teaching methods are used, including online and on-campus lectures, small-group tasks and interactive/group discussions of set texts.
30% group, 70% individual:
Assessment ILO Weighting Duration/word count
Group project 2,3,4 30% 20 minutes
Individual Assignment 1,2,3,4 70% 2500 words
Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No$reassessOppTxt
The aim of this course is to provide an examination of all of the core aspects of law and regulation that apply in the Financial Technology (FinTech) area and specifically with regard to:
a) the nature of digital information and data in law and regulation;
b) the regulation of future developments and innovation in the Financial Technology (FinTech) area;
c) identification of the advantages and disadvantages of Financial Technology (FinTech) using both theoretical and practical samples;
d) encouraging students to work collaboratively in a group to produce a combined piece of coursework, by liaising with other class members, allocating tasks and co-ordinating group meetings.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
1. explain the main features of important financial regulatory schemes;
2. analyse how financial technology regulations apply to fact patterns and typologies;
3. analyse the ways in which financial services regulations might be a barrier to, or impetus for, adoption of financial technology;
4. produce sustained arguments in both written (individual) and oral (group) form based on a variety of textual sources relating to financial technology regulation.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.