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World Politics and Popular Culture

Newcastle University

12 months
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20400 GBP/year
9600 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.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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

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  • International

    20400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK Part time: £4,800

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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