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World Politics and Popular Culture MA

This course examines the changing dynamics of contemporary international relations. It concentrates on how popular culture shapes world politics.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2023

Overview

Our World Politics and Popular Culture MA focuses on key theories, policies, and events in world politics in relation to traditional and new media.

You'll 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'll 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

Overall you'll gain advanced knowledge and understanding of contemporary world politics and popular culture. This specialist knowledge and skills equip you for careers in:

  • government agencies
  • business
  • the media

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What you'll learn

The course comprises:

  • compulsory modules
  • optional politics modules
  • a dissertation

The compulsory module is co-taught via videolink with students from York University (Toronto).

Your remaining modules in popular culture are chosen from the wide range of modules available across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. This includes modules in arts, music, film, literature and media studies.

Modules

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.

How you'll learn

Our staff

Key staff include Dr Matt Davies.

Your future

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Facilities

As a politics student with you be based in the Henry Daysh Building. This space includes a dedicated postgraduate computer room and a postgraduate common room.

 

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2023 entry (per year)

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  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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School of Geography Politics and Sociology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3921 
Email: Politicsadmissions@newcastle.ac.uk

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