This degree is consistently voted one of the best in the UK in the major university league tables.
We offer an academically rigorous study of media and culture, covering three distinct areas: media, cultural studies and professional practice.
You will study the generation, circulation and promotion of information, and explore the role the media plays in shaping culture, identity and interpersonal communications.
In addition, you develop a range of professional skills to equip you for a career in the communications industry, in areas such as:
You can also get hands-on experience in print and broadcast media with Newcastle University's Guardian-award-winning student media scene.
The quality of the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies experience is recognised by consistently high rankings in the major league tables.
We are ranked in the top 10 UK universities in The Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2015, The Guardian University Guide 2016, and The Complete University Guide 2016.
We also achieved a very impressive 96% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2015, ranking us 7th in the UK.
And, over 80% of our research is ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
This degree covers three distinct areas of study. This provides you with the opportunity to explore the generation, circulation and production of information through a wide range of approaches.
A wide range of optional topics allows you to focus on areas of particular interest - such as television studies, public relations, marketing and business, magazine publishing. See the Modules section for more details.
A dissertation at Stage 3 gives you the opportunity to explore an issue of interest in depth and showcase your research and writing skills.
The University enjoys a highly active student media scene where you can develop skills relevant to the media industry, including:
There is also an emerging, vibrant media industry in the city and we have good links with the local media and cultural industries.
UK and EU students have the chance to broaden their academic experience by taking part in a study abroad exchange as part of their degree.
As a media student at Newcastle, you will join a vibrant community in the School of Arts and Cultures.
Our research themes include:
Learning practical skills aimed at a career in the media alongside the opportunity to engage in debates around cultural theory struck me as an irresistible combination.