What do the following words have in common?
Mass media; television; the press; culture and society; representations; magazines, newspapers and website; advertising; celebrities; ethics; war; conflict; world politics; identity; sex and gender; analysis and research methods; way of life; multiculturalism; globalisation; new networks; readers, fans and popular culture; clubbing; RAP, RnB, Disco Kandi; skins, punks, mods 'n' rockers, and chavs; holidays and shopping; video games; the internet and Facebook; iPODS; clothes, fashion and style; events, exhibitions and galleries.
The short answer is that they are some of the topics which are studied on the degree programme in media, communications, and culture at Newcastle University.
Media, Communication and Cultural Studies enables you to study how information is created, managed, promoted, ciculated and consumed. This degree is also about becoming a professional in communications - someone able to
Joshua Media, Communication and Cultural Studies BA Honours
The Media, Communication & Cultural Studies degree programme at Newcastle examines the following three areas in detail:
This degree offers our graduates a wide range of opportunities in developing a successful and interesting career not only in the media and cultural industries, but in many other areas that require graduate level qualifications.
Our former students are working in radio and television, as well as in journalism and magazine publishing, both in the UK and overseas. Many have taken employment in the broader communication industries, like public relations, advertising, marketing communications, new media and internet based companies.
If a career as a journalist or a press officer is not for you, then the wide range of transferable skills acquired on the course - excellent written and oral communication skills, research experience, creativity and problem solving amongst many others – can provide you with a competitive edge in any graduate level job. Your colleagues from previous years are working now in management level jobs in retail, administration and education.
The degree is an excellent foundation for further study: graduates have continued their studies on Masters or Doctorates in Media, Journalism or Public Relations, but also opted for a career in teaching and completed PGCE courses.
Assesment is in the form of essays, oral presentations, reports, projects, timed assessments, in-class tests and dissertation. An undergraduate degree is made up of 360 credits in total. Each module is usually worth 20 credits. BA Media, Communication & Cultural Studies students will generally choose to study the following:
You apply to Newcastle University through the UCAS system. Our entrance requirements are detailed on the University's undergraduate webpages. Please check out the specific requirements before applying.
Take a look at the University's online undergraduate prospectus, for general information about:
After you apply you will have further opportunities to visit the School. We offer Open Days each year for applicants in receipt of an offer, you'll get to meet both staff and current students, and be able to go on a tour of campus.
If you can't get to Newcastle, take a virtual tour of our campus...
For further information contact:
Ms Denise Laidlaw
Tel: (0191) 222 6535