Taught course

International Financial and Political Relations

Loughborough University · Department of Geography

Entry requirements

An honours degree (good 2:2 of 55% or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in geography or other social sciences/humanities discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Our International Financial and Political Relations MSc explores the intersection of finance, politics and international relations by examining the changing nature of financial systems, banking and regulation and issues of governance.

The contemporary world is inter-connected by global financial networks as never before. Global flows of money are pivotal in the twenty-first century world economy, yet are shaped by regulation in geographically-specific ways to produce a dynamic financial landscape.

The increasing globalization of financial and political networks is unquestionably leading to greater demand for qualified specialists to provide both basic and applied knowledge in this area. The International Financial and Political Relations MSc directly addresses these requirements.

You will benefit from the wide-ranging, world-renowned expertise of our academic staff, all of whom are committed to high quality, research-informed teaching ensuring the very best learning experience.

We are recognised as a world leader for research in this field, with this ground-breaking, multi-disciplinary master's programme in International Financial and Political Relations combining the disciplinary expertise of geographers, economists and political scientists to provide students with a unique opportunity to examine the contemporary geopolitics of the world economy.

On this programme, you will gain:

  • An understanding of processes of contemporary globalization as manifest in geographies of finance;
  • A thorough understanding of the relationship between financial systems, banking and regulation, and issues of governance;
  • A detailed appreciation of the working of current banking and financial markets;
  • An awareness of the way forms of governance shape the political economy;
  • Experience of research techniques and methods used to undertake original research in this field;
  • An ideal multi-disciplinary grounding to inform business and policy practice and to doctoral research in the social sciences.

Information for international students

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not.

IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in all elements.

Fees and funding

For fees and funding information please look at our website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

(0)1509 222794