Taught course

International Relations and Global Communications

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of History, Politics and Philosophy
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You will normally have at least an upper second class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, or equivalent academic qualification. If you have a different background you may be admitted if you have proven experience in a relevant field.

Months of entry

September

Course content

We live in a communications-saturated world where 24-hour news coverage, access to the internet and the use of social media have become the norm for millions of people. Global events are instantly reported by the news media, analysed and interpreted by them and millions of ordinary citizens. These developments challenge the traditionally secretive practices of international diplomacy and the ability of governments to control information whilst also creating powerful new tools for propaganda; they enhance the importance of cultural or ‘soft’ power in international relations and they have also transformed the nature of warfare.

This programme combines the study of contemporary international relations with that of key developments in global communications and ICTs. In so doing it adds an extra dimension to the study of international relations which provides graduates with deeper insights than those doing traditional MAs in International Relations. We aim to provide you with the knowledge, methods and techniques to effectively engage with and critically evaluate the interaction between these two areas of study.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK please visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
postgradir@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969