Our International Politics (Globalisation, Poverty and Development) MA gives you advanced theoretical, practical and research knowledge of poverty and its relation to global politics.
About this course
About this course
This course provides an understanding of globalisation and development. It places special emphasis on the problem of poverty and its relation to global justice and global politics. You study the political, social and economic causes, consequences and discourses of poverty and development. You also critically analyse these important global currents.
What you'll learnWhat you'll learn
- advanced knowledge and understanding of areas such as globalisation, poverty and development, international relations theory, and international and regional studies themes
- knowledge of 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
Your developmentYour development
You benefit from rigorous training in:
- international relations theory
- theories and approaches to the study of politics
You'll develop the specialist knowledge and research skills for a career with a significant international dimension. You will also be able to pursue a postgraduate research degree in globalisation, development and poverty studies.
We have a student-run Politics Postgraduate Society which brings together MA and PhD students to organise academic and social events. The Society runs
- professional development seminars, led by academic staff
- seminars delivered by fellow postgraduates - round-table discussions with staff and visitors
- the 'New Voices' seminar series, for exciting young external speakers
- a weekly film night during term time.
Teaching takes place on Newcastle University's city centre campus. Small group seminars, of no more than 15 students, create a highly positive and intimate learning environment.
You will enjoy the benefit of most teaching taking place in the Politics building with the Peter Robinson Library next door. This space includes a dedicated postgraduate computer room and a postgraduate common room.
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You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Modules for 2018 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
Optional modulesOptional modules
You will take a further 80 credits from the following:
- NCL8007 Career Development for Masters Level Students (Cracking Careers: Exploring and Driving Your Career Options)
- POL8003 Integration in Europe
- POL8005 Theories and Theorists of International Political Economy
- POL8006 Theories of International Relations
- POL8018 The State in the International Political Economy
- POL8020 American Foreign Policy
- POL8029 The Politics of Global Change
- POL8038 Doing Political Research
- POL8039 Global Justice and Human Rights
- POL8040 War, Terrorism and Peace: Ethical Perspectives
- POL8044 Critical Geopolitics
- POL8048 World Politics and Popular Culture
- POL8051 Ethics in IR
- POL8057 Modern East Asian Political Thought
- POL8058 Sex, Race and Biopolitics
- POL8059 The United Nations and Global Governance
With the approval of the Degree Programme Director, you may take modules to a credit value of 60 chosen from the list above and modules offered by other schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences up to a maximum credit value of 20.
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.
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Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per year. If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.
Full time: £7,410
Part time: £3,705
Full time: £7,410
Part time: £3,705
Full time: £17,370
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in international studies/politics or a related discipline.
We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience.
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
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How to Apply
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.