12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2014-15
Critical Geopolitics is an interdisciplinary degree programme featuring distinctive contributions from critical international politics and human geography. It focuses on the key theories, approaches and thinkers in the study of geopolitics.
You learn about the political dynamics, consequences and discourses of contemporary geopolitics and how to think critically about these important political currents.
Through the programme you will develop:
• advanced knowledge and understanding in areas such as contemporary critical geopolitics, international relations theory, international and regional studies politics topics and human geography
• 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
Rigorous training in critical geopolitics and research training in theories and approaches in the study of politics make this programme a strong basis for a career with significant international dimensions or the pursuit of a postgraduate research degree in critical geopolitical studies.
An upper-second-class Honours degree or above, or international equivalent, in international studies, politics or a related discipline. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have relevant professional experience.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.