M.A. International Politics (Globalisation, Poverty and Development)

Newcastle University

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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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.

As a student on this course you develop: * 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

You benefit from rigorous training in globalisation, poverty and development and international relations theory, and in theories and approaches to the study of politics. This helps you to develop the specialist knowledge and research skills from which to embark upon a career with a significant international dimension or 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

Contents

Compulsory modules * Thinking About Global Politics
* Globalisation, Poverty, and Development
* Dissertation

Optional modules * You will take a further 80 credits from the following:
* Philosophies in Human Geography
* Human Geography: Concepts in Action
* Career Development for Master's Level Students
* Theories and Theorists of International Political Economy
* Theories of International Relations
* The State in the International Political Economy
* American Foreign Policy
* The Politics of Global Change
* The European Union as an International Actor
* Doing Political Research
* Global Justice and Human Rights
* War, Terrorism and Peace: Ethical Perspectives
* Critical Geopolitics
* Global Politics and Popular Culture
* Bringing Ethics Back in . . . (the Discipline of) International Relations
* The 'I' in IR: Autoethnography and the Politics of Everyday Life
* Politics and Policy of the EU

Modules might change for your year of entry.

Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or above, 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.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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