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International Politics (Critical Geopolitics), MA

Newcastle University, the United Kingdom

Newcastle University

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About International Politics (Critical Geopolitics), MA - at Newcastle University

This course features distinctive contributions from critical international politics and human geography. It focuses on the key theories, approaches and thinkers in the study of geopolitics. It gives you insight into the political dynamics, consequences and discourses of contemporary geopolitics and how to think critically about these important political currents.

Taught by internationally renowned researchers, you will develop:

  • advanced knowledge and understanding in areas such as:
    • contemporary critical geopolitics
    • international relations theory
    • international and regional studies politics topics
    • human geography
  • 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

Our rigorous training in critical geopolitics, and research training in theories and approaches in the study of politics make this course a strong basis for a career with significant international dimensions or the pursuit of a postgraduate research degree in critical geopolitical 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

Key staff include Dr Kyle Grayson.

Delivery

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.

Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/international-politics-critical-geopolitics-ma/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

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.

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 course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-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 a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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