Loughborough University

Loughborough University

International Financial and Political Relations

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. This is an interdisciplinary MSc.

Entry requirements

Higher or lower 2nd Class degree (55 per cent) or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in economics, finance, geography, politics or cognate subjects; for degrees where the Honours system is not used, good grades are required; other applicants are given due consideration if they have professional or work experience commensurate with the programme�s aims and content.

Course modules

Semester 1: international relations theory; the financial system; globalisation: key debates and issues. Semester 2: doing global research; banking and financial markets; regulation of international banking; international politics: issues and policies; comparative foreign policy: issues and cases; dissertation; semesters in which modules are taken are subject to possible change.

Assessment methods

Examination, coursework and class presentations as well as a dissertation on an agreed topic.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

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