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World Politics and Popular Culture

Newcastle University

M.A.
12 months
Duration
18000 GBP/year
7800 GBP/year
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About

This World Politics and Popular Culture course from Newcastle University examines the changing dynamics of contemporary international relations in the context of the politics of the forces shaping and being shaped by popular culture. It focuses on key theories, policies, and events in world politics, in relation to both traditional and new media.

Overview

As a student on this World Politics and Popular Culture course from Newcastle University you learn to think critically about:

  • how world politics is reflected or reproduced in popular culture
  • how the politics of popular culture shapes the dynamics of world politics
  • approaches and methods in social science and in cultural studies research
You develop the skills to:
  • identify, analyse, evaluate and interpret the principal source materials for world politics and popular culture
  • plan, carry out and communicate original research

This specialist knowledge and skills equip you for careers in government agencies, business, the media and other areas where an advanced knowledge and understanding of contemporary world politics and popular culture is needed.

We have a student-run Politics Postgraduate Society which brings together MA and PhD students to organise academic and social events. The Society runs:
  • professional development seminars, led by academic staff
  • seminars delivered by fellow postgraduates
  • round table discussions with staff and visitors
  • the 'New Voices' seminar series, for exciting young external speakers
  • a weekly film night during term time
Key staff include Dr Matt Davies.

Delivery

Teaching takes place on Newcastle University's city centre campus. Small group seminars, of no more than 15 students, create a highly positive and intimate learning environment.

The course comprises compulsory modules, optional politics modules and a dissertation. The compulsory module is co-taught via videolink with students from York University (Toronto). Your remaining modules in popular culture are chosen from the wide range of modules available across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, including modules in arts, music, film, literature and media studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thinking About Politics
  • World Politics and Popular Culture
  • Dissertation
  • Career Development for Masters Level Students (Cracking Careers: Exploring and Driving your Career Options)
  • Integration in Europe
  • Theories and Theorists of International Political Economy

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • international studies
  • politics
  • a related subject

We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have relevant professional experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU Part time: £3,900

Funding

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