Newcastle University

School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

International Studies


School of Psychology

Percy Building

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme provides you with a comprehensive and in-depth grounding in the approaches to understanding contemporary international society. Graduates from this programme will acquire expertise and skills appropriate for a range of public and private sector careers where an advanced knowledge and understanding of contemporary international society is needed or desirable.
This flexible programme addresses contemporary international dynamics through a range of theoretical, empirical and area-based approaches. It appeals to students seeking an international dimension to their study, which can be applied in a range of academic and non-academic careers.You take a compulsory module (20 credits) in international relations theory; a compulsory module (20 credits) in techniques and sources for political research; four optional modules (80 credits); and a dissertation (60 credits). Optional modules may include: the European Union as an international actor; democracy in divided societies û ethnicity, power sharing and international mediation; Africa û the politics of international development; the state in the international political economy; American foreign policy; European integration; public policy in the European Union; the politics of global change; theories and theorists of international political economy; political philosophy of international relations; transitional justice.Teaching and learning take place largely in seminars. In addition, student research papers and dissertations are prepared in close liaison with academic staff. Assessment is based principally on course work, research papers and a dissertation. There is one written examination for the compulsory module international relations theory.


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