Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Cross-Cultural Communication and International Relations

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. 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.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a subject broadly related to business, social sciences (languages, law or sociology) or humanities. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant teaching or professional experience. Applicants with experience of working in an international organisation or in a cross-cultural context is desirable, but not essential. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.5 in writing) or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone number: 
0191 208 8830