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 will equip you with a sophisticated understanding of contemporary international relations and of key developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the media. It will also provide you with the knowledge, methods and techniques to effectively engage with and critically evaluate the interaction between these two areas of study.

Features & benefits of the course
  • The chance to develop a sophisticated understanding of contemporary international relations and key developments in ICTs and of the interaction between the two.
  • The opportunity to develop a wide range of analytical and work-related skills such as oral and group presentations, report and policy-paper writing.
  • Individual support available throughout the course.

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit

www.mmu.ac.uk/international

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 visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

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