What you need to know if you are enrolling in September 2015

The academic year starts on Monday, 28th September 2015 with the "Welcome Week" when there will be a range of activities designed to help you settle in to student life.

New Masters and PhD Students

We are delighted that you will be joining us at Media and Cultural Studies (MaCS). The Welcome Week Timetable (pdf, 38KB) is your guide to all the activities we've planned to help you settle in to your new degree programme.

The University will run an International Welcome for international students which will include both formal and informal sessions to help you settle in to your new life at Newcastle University. The International Welcome Programme 2015 will be available from the International Office useful guides.

The enrolment on modules (module choices) will take place during Welcome week.

Should I do anything before I arrive?

We recommend before you start your course that you try to familiarise yourself with the media landscape in the UK, try reading some newspapers on line. It is also helpful if you can do some preparatory reading. Introductory reading lists are available for the MA Media and Journalism, MA International Multimedia Journalism, and MA Media and Public Relations programmes.

The Registration Process

Please follow this link to the Student Self Service Portal (S3P) for registration. Information about the registration process can be found on that page or in this document.

Course Timetable

This year the timetable will be through the University's timetable database , although you might only be able to check your complete and personalised timetable after you register and complete your module choices. We will explain how to access the timetable during the Welcome Week. The timetables should be read in conjunction with the the Teaching Timetable Week Number Guide. In the meantime, please see this guidance document that can help you understand how the database works.

Programme Handbook

The 2014 MA handbook is now available here for your information. You can find out here all the information you need about module choices, assignment dates and procedures etc. Please bear in mind that some of the content can still change until the beginning of the first day of teaching.

Presentation Slides

The presentations slides used during the Welcome Week can be downloaded from here.

Returning part-time masters and PhD students

Returning students will be able to register online via the S3P portal for 2015/16 study.

Further Information

Information about accommodation, facilities and student support services in Newcastle University is available on the Student Services pages.

If you have any other questions or require any of the documents in a different format, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Link to the Media and Cultural Studies internal web pages.

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