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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 culturehow the politics of popular culture shapes the dynamics of world politicsapproaches
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.
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.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in: international studies; politics a related subject. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have 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