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International Politics (Global Justice and Ethics) MA

International Politics (Global Justice and Ethics) MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

International Politics Law / Legal Studies Ethics

Course type


Course Summary

This course investigates central issues of global justice: the debate between relativism and universalism, the foundation and content of human rights, responses to global poverty and inequality, cosmopolitan democracy and environmental justice. You develop a deeper and wider understanding of world politics and learn to think critically about these issues.

The course is taught by influential political theorists and philosophers. You gain an advanced knowledge and understanding of:

global justice and human rights
theories of ethics
terror and peace
international and regional studies

You also develop:

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

We offer rigorous training in global justice and human rights, international relations theory and in theories and approaches to the study of politics. This helps you to develop the specialist knowledge and research skills from which to embark upon a career with significant international dimension or pursue a postgraduate research degree in global justice and ethics studies.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module aims to: enable students to undertake an in-depth study of a topic within the area of their MA degree; provide students with the opportunity to engage in a major research exercise that, in scope and scale, significantly exceeds that of their coursework papers; give students experience of selecting and applying intellectual frameworks, undertaking original research and presenting their results in a scholarly fashion and develop skills such as written communication, planning and initiative.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in international studies/politics or a related discipline. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience.