The Cross-Cultural Communication and International Relations MA provides theoretical, research and practical training in areas of international and intercultural communication and international relations. It addresses contemporary international dynamics through a range of theoretical, empirical and area-based approaches.
The International Relations pathway is a specialism on the Cross-Cultural Communication MA. It is designed for students who wish to combine the study of cross-cultural communication with a comprehensive grounding in the approaches to understanding contemporary international politics and society.
This specialist pathway is delivered by academic staff in politics from the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology.
You will develop: advanced knowledge and understanding of areas such as international relations theory and international studies politics topics; knowledge of the more important approaches and 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.
The pathway is designed to give you the 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.
Rigorous training in international relations theory and in theories and approaches to the study of politics will help you to develop the specialist knowledge and research skills from which to embark upon a career with significant international dimensions or pursue a postgraduate research degree in international studies.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a subject broadly related to: business; social sciences (eg languages, law or sociology); humanities.Work experience in an international organisation or cross-cultural context is desirable, but not essential.We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant teaching or professional experience.You need to meet our Band 4 English Language requirements:Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course
Recipient: Newcastle University
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