Module Catalogue 2022/23

GEO3103 : Geographies of Money

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Jane Pollard
  • Lecturer: Dr Jessa Loomis
  • Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Code Title
GEO2099Economic Geography
Pre Requisite Comment

Students taking this module require a sound background in Economic Geography.

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment



•       To introduce students to different conceptions of money
•       To provide students with an understanding of a broad range of issues examined in contemporary economic geographies of money, including geographies of power, regulatory geographies, geographies of financial inclusion and exclusion and diverse geographies of money.
•       To build on concepts introduced at Stage 2 in economic, political and social geography.

Outline Of Syllabus

PART I Money in Economic Geography

PART II Money, Space and Power

PART III Diverse financial imaginaries

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

By the end of the course students will be able to:
•       Understand the meanings of money and different approaches to its study
•       Understand theoretical debates regarding the nature, history and geographies of money in advanced capitalist societies;
•       Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the financialisation of contemporary economic, political and social life
•       Understand the complex relationships between money and production, circulation and consumption as they affects firms, households, regions and nations
•       Understand different theories concerning the relationship between money and power.

Intended Skill Outcomes

•       Proven comprehension of the processes through which the financial system is geographically constituted and expressed
•       Ability to engage critically with case study and other empirical material concerned with money
•       Ability to present clear and reasoned arguments concerning abstract, theoretical debates concerning money
•       Ability to set a topic in its wider context and produce a written essay that demonstrates understanding and ability to synthesis and cite sources in a systematic manner.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture112:0022:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching81:008:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1167:00167:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time31:003:00Live online surgeries to discuss assessment
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures introduce, develop and illustrate theories and empirical material relating to different geographies of money

Seminars provide an opportunity for more interactive, student-led discussion, analysis and presentation of case study material

Specialist films and associated seminars provide illustrations of case studies on financialisation, economic change and cultures of money.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A50N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M502000 word essay; choose one question from a choice of three set
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The unseen exam will test students understanding of the basic concepts outlined in the module, and abilities to engage with the relevant academic literature. The 2000 word essay tests students' ability to explore subjects in depth, demanding critical reading and writing skills and an ability to gather and synthesise material and to formulate a rigorous argument.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


Disclaimer: The information contained within the Module Catalogue relates to the 2022/23 academic year. In accordance with University Terms and Conditions, the University makes all reasonable efforts to deliver the modules as described. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback. Module information for the 2023/24 entry will be published here in early-April 2023. Queries about information in the Module Catalogue should in the first instance be addressed to your School Office.