Postgraduate study2016

MSc

International Financial and Political Relations

Department of Geography

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time

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.

MSc

International Financial and Political Relations

Department of Geography

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time

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.

Programme information

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.

Assessment

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

Entry qualification

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

Selection

Applicants are encouraged to attend open events, and informal interviews are sometimes conducted. Overseas students are often accepted on their grades and strong recommendation from suitable references.

Scholarships and sponsorships

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.

Careers and further study

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.

Programme modules

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.

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Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 1 (Classroom-based) £6,600 £14,950

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.