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

Newcastle University

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

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You will study the political, social and economic causes, consequences and discourses of poverty and development, and learn how to critically analyse these important global currents.


Compulsory modules

POL8041 Thinking About Global Politics

POL8043 Globalisation, Poverty, and Development

POL8099 Dissertation

Optional modules

You will take a further 80 credits from the following:

GEO8016 Philosophies in Human Geography

GEO8017 Human Geography: Concepts in Action

NCL8007 Career Development for Master's Level Students

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

POL8036 The European Union as an International Actor

POL8038 Doing Political Research

POL8039 Global Justice and Human Rights

POL8040 War, Terrorism and Peace: Ethical Perspectives

POL8044 Critical Geopolitics

POL8048 Global Politics and Popular Culture

POL8051 Bringing Ethics Back in . . . (the Discipline of) International Relations

POL8055 The 'I' in IR: Autoethnography and the Politics of Everyday Life

POL8056 Politics and Policy of the EU

Modules might change for your year of entry.


An upper-second-class Honours degree or above, or international equivalent, in international studies,/politics or a related discipline. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have relevant professional experience.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

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