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.

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

Core study areas include international relations theory, the financial system, globalization: key debates and issues, global research methods, international politics: issues and policies, comparative foreign policy: issues and cases, banking and financial markets or regulation of international banking and a dissertation.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time

Module Details:


Compulsory Modules

Semester 1*

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

Semester 2*

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

* Semesters in which modules are taken are subject to possible change.

Programme Funding

Support may be available in the form of scholarships, and studentships are awarded on a competitive basis. Please see the Geography website for further information.

Student Destinations

With its vocational relevance our graduates gain employment in a wide variety of careers across national and international businesses, different levels of government and the non-government sector.


UK/EU £6,600; International £14,950

Entry Requirements

A good second class honours degree of at least 55% in geography or other social sciences/humanities discipline.

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