A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in international studies, politics or a related subject. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have relevant professional experience.
Months of entry
This course 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.
As a student on this course 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.
Information for international students
To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.
Fees and funding
See our course fees and funding web page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Karyn McCloud, Clerical Officer (Postgraduate Taught), School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
- +44 (0) 191 208 7200