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World Politics and Popular Culture MA

Newcastle University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

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.

Delivery

Teaching usually takes place on Newcastle University's city-centre campus but may include some online delivery. Small group seminars create a highly positive and intimate learning environment.

The course comprises compulsory modules, optional politics modules and 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, including modules in arts, music, film, literature and media studies.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 85 2

    24th out of 102 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    149 68%

    23rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    35th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    136 69%

    29th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    57th

    15

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