The academic year starts with Welcome Week from Monday 25 September 2017. There will be a range of activities to help you to ease you in to postgraduate student life. The Welcome Week timetable is your guide to the activities we've planned to help to settle you in to your new degree programme and will be released in Summer 2017. You will also choose your module options during Welcome Week and information will be available to help you with your choices then.
The University also holds an International Welcome Programme for international students which includes both formal and informal sessions to help you transition in to learning at Newcastle University.
New Postgraduate Taught Students
The Degree Programme Handbook (PDF: 1,392KB) for degrees in International Multimedia Journalism, Media and Journalism and Media and Public Relations (2016 AY) is now available to download.
Introductory reading lists are available for the following degrees:
In advance of joining our Media degrees we recommend you familiarise yourself with the media landscape in the UK by reading newspapers online.
In advance of joining our Art, Museum and Gallery, Heritage or Museum Studies degrees we recommend you visit as many museums, galleries and heritage sites as possible and look at their presentation and interpretation with a critical eye. For advice on how to gain voluntary experience in museums, galleries and heritage sites, read our information on gaining voluntary experience (PDF: 127KB).
Postgraduate Research Students
A selection of welcome sessions will be planned for new and returning postgraduate research students in September 2017. Information about these sessions will be circulated by e-mail. If you require any further information students should contact Jane Hagger.
The Welcome Week Timetable and Handbook will be available to download nearer the time (in Summer 2017).
University Induction Information
The University's pre-arrival website contains registration and induction information for all new students:
You can find more information about how to prepare for your time at Newcastle in our Student Guide. The 2016 Student Guide will be released soon.
Returning Masters and PhD Students
Registration information for returning students is available on the Student Progress website. If you wish to attend any of our Welcome Week sessions, please contact the SACS support team.