Taught course

International Financial and Political Relations

Loughborough University · Geography and Environment

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree with 55% or above (or equivalent international qualification) in Geography, Politics, International relations, European Studies, Economics, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Business Studies, Accountancy and Finance or History.

Months of entry


Course content

Our master's in international relations 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 interconnected 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 globalisation of financial and political networks is leading to greater demand for qualified specialists to provide both basic and applied knowledge in this area. Our MSc International Financial and Political Relations 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 to ensure 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 in international 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.

This master's will give you:

  • An understanding of processes of contemporary globalisation.
  • 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.

Who should study this programme?

Our master's in international relations is suitable for those interested in the impact of developments in banking, financial globalisation and international political relations on international financial and political development.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 222794