Taught course

International Financial and Political Relations

Loughborough University · Department of Geography

Entry requirements

A good second class honours degree of at least 55% in geography or other social sciences/humanities discipline. For degrees where the honours system is not used, good grades will be required. Other applicants will be given due consideration if they have professional or work experience commensurate with the programme’s aims and content.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme explores this intersection of finance and politics, offering an overview of the changing nature of finance systems and the governance of the global economy, with a specific focus on the forms of money space created across the globe.

Combining the disciplinary expertise of geographers, economists and political scientists, it provides a unique understanding of the making of the contemporary world.

It has vocational relevance for those seeking employment in government, commerce or industry, making it ideal for recent graduates in social sciences disciplines, as well as business people, government and voluntary sector employees, planners, teachers and local community representatives who are interested in extending their knowledge and skills.

Compulsory Modules Semester 1

  • International Relations Theory
  • The Financial System
  • Globalization: Key Debates and Issues

Compulsory Modules Semester 2

  • Doing Global Research
  • International Politics: Issues and Policies
  • Comparative Foreign Policy: Issues and Cases
  • Banking and Financial Markets OR Degulation of International Banking
  • Dissertation

Information for international students

English Language requirements: overall 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests or TOEFL (ibt) 92 overall Listening 21, Reading 21, Writing 22 and Speaking 22. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/englang/index.htm

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1509 222496