The International Relations pathway is a specialism on the Cross-Cultural Communication MA. It is designed for students who wish to combine the study of cross-cultural communication with a comprehensive grounding in the approaches to understanding contemporary international politics and society.
This Cross-Cultural Communication and International Management programme from Newcastle University is delivered by academic staff in politics from the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology.
You will develop:
- advanced knowledge and understanding of areas such as international relations theory and international studies politics topics
- knowledge of the more important approaches and methods in social science research and the techniques required to carry out advanced research
- theoretical and practical research skills, including the synthesis of materials from a variety of primary and secondary sources
The pathway is designed to give you the expertise and skills appropriate for a range of public and private sector careers where an advanced knowledge and understanding of contemporary international society is needed or desirable.
Rigorous training in international relations theory and in theories and approaches to the study of politics will help you to develop the specialist knowledge and research skills from which to embark upon a career with significant international dimensions or pursue a postgraduate research degree in international studies.
Modules are delivered through a range of means, including:
- group projects
Each module tends to last one semester. Some optional modules are taught in short, intensive blocks and/or on occasional weekends.
The course consists of three main parts, each comprising 60 credits.
- Research Portfolio
- Language and Cross Cultural Communication
- The Social Psychology of Communication
- Professional Communication
- English in the World: Global and Cross-Cultural Issues surrounding English as a 'Lingua Franca'
- 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.
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A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in the following disciplines:
- Intercultural Communication
- International Relations
- Social Anthropology
- Social Psychology
- Modern Foreign Languages
- International Trade
If you are a graduate in any of the following disciplines, we may also consider your application: Education, Area Studies, English, Geography, History, Law and Translation.
Work experience in an international organisation or cross-cultural context is desirable, but not essential.
We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant teaching or professional experience.
International21600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21600 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9900 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK Part time: £4,950
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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