Manchester Metropolitan University
International Relations and Global Communications
We live in a communications-saturated world where 24-hour news coverage, access to the internet and the use of social media have become the norm for millions of people. Global events are instantly reported by the news media, analysed and interpreted by them and millions of ordinary citizens. These developments challenge the traditionally secretive practices of international diplomacy and the ability of governments to control information whilst also creating powerful new tools for propaganda; they enhance the importance of cultural or 'soft' power in international relations and they have also transformed the nature of warfare. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a voluntary placement as part of this course. This will be with a local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and we will help you to arrange this. This course is run by the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy in conjunction with the Department of Information and Communication.
MA: You will normally have at least an upper second class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, or equivalent academic qualification. If you have a different background you may be admitted if you have proven experience in a relevant field. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. MA: You will normally have at least an upper second class undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, or equivalent academic qualification. If you have a different background you may be admitted if you have proven experience in a relevant field.
Modules includes: Current issues in media and communication; International relations and global communications dissertation; International relations theory; Social science research methods. Optional units: Contemporary us foreign policy; Critical discourse analysis; Digital living; Disasters and emergency planning; Globalisation: media, culture and consumption; Intercultural communication; Online journalism; the EU in turmoil; the Policymaking process and comparative public policy.
Assessment across the programme takes a wide variety of forms including oral presentations, policy papers and reports, group projects, essays and a dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||September 2018||-||1 Years|
|MA||Part-time||September 2018||-||2 Years|
|MA||Full-time||September 2019||-||1 Years|
|MA||Part-time||September 2019||-||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||M15 6BH||North West|
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