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Our International Politics (Globalisation, Poverty and Development) MA gives you advanced theoretical, practical and research knowledge of poverty and its relation to global politics.About this courseThis 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
Our International Politics (Globalisation, Poverty and Development) MA gives you advanced theoretical, practical and research knowledge of poverty and its relation to global politics.
About this course
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.
What you'll learn
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:
international relations theory
theories and approaches to the study of politics
You'll develop the specialist knowledge and research skills for a career with a significant international dimension. You will also be able to 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.
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.
Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities.
In recent years, Newcastle University has also developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally connected locations, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for global partnerships and knowledge exchange.
With its global reach and outstanding reputation for world-leading academics working at the forefront of research, Newcastle’s impressive student employability record and world-class facilities ensures it is a first-choice destination for students from around the world.
Where you'll study
Newcastle upon Tyne