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
- 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
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.
- Thinking About Politics
- World Politics and Popular Culture
- Career Development for Masters Level Students (Cracking Careers: Exploring and Driving your Career Options)
- Integration in Europe
- Theories and Theorists of International Political Economy
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- 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.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Political Science View 639 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United Kingdom
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:
- international studies
- a related subject
We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have relevant professional experience.
International20400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9600 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK Part time: £4,800
Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.