Taught course

World Politics and Popular Culture

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

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.

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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

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Karyn McCloud, Clerical Officer (Postgraduate Taught), School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Email
gps@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7200