Media, Culture, Heritage is an exciting subject area in the School of Arts and Cultures that brings together staff and students with diverse expertise to understand a complex fast-changing world and address public concerns locally and internationally. We do socially-relevant research, working in partnership with museums, galleries, film-makers, community groups, NGOs, and news media outlets.

The unit offers innovative, immersive, and lively research and learning opportunities across the areas of:

  • Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Film
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Museum and Gallery Studies
  • Heritage

Staff and students have access to a wealth of facilities and equipment, both on campus and in the local area. The unit is connected to the Culture Lab; a world-class multi-media research infrastructure. The Media Culture Heritage unit is committed to a culture of transparency, accessibility, safety, and diversity.

Reputation for excellence

Media, Culture, Heritage is highly regarded for its undergraduate programmes. Our BA (Hons) Media, Communication and Cultural Studies degree achieved an impressive 95% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2017, ranking us 4th in the UK, and we are currently ranked 1st in the UK in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Outstanding resources and opportunity

Newcastle has a strong reputation in student media. You can get involved with:


Our undergraduate students can also take advantage of opportunities to study abroad. Our EU postgraduate students can do funded work placements in Europe.

Newcastle is an area rich in heritage resources. There are world-famous museums and galleries such as:


We have strong links with media, culture and heritage sectors globally. Over 100 external guest speakers from industrycontribute to our teaching. Our undergraduate students can take advantage of opportunities to study abroad. Our EU postgraduate students can do funded work placements in Europe.

Strong, friendly community

Our expert teaching staff have international research profiles, and our students are drawn from over 25 countries, providing a global perspective for your studies. We're a close-knit group of academics, professionals and students, working at the cutting-edge of our practice.  We take our pastoral responsibilities seriously. All of our students are supported and mentored throughout their studies to become part of this community.