School of Arts and Cultures

Our Research


Our research is dynamic, interdisciplinary and international in scope.

Students holding museum exhibits.

Newcastle University's research in media, culture, heritage is dynamic, interdisciplinary and international in scope. We are ranked among the top universities in our fields.


Our overarching research strategy is to produce excellent research that advances critical, theoretical and interdisciplinary knowledge and has an impact on the academy, policy and/or people

We aim to provide an enabling research environment in which staff can be creative and critical researchers and where we recognise the importance of working collaboratively with partners and stakeholders at local, regional and global level.

Current Projects

A sample of some current high-profile research projects our academics lead on include:

REF 2014

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014 82% of our research was classified as ‘World Leading’ and ‘Internationally Excellent’.

The REF 2014 also showed that 80% of our work has global and international significance and impact. An example of this is Professor Peter Stone's work on improving the protection of cultural property during armed conflict. 

We submitted research alongside the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies.

For the Unit of Assessment: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies we were ranked 12th out of 67 in the country.

Research Seminars

Find out more about our Research Seminars:


Our research environment is rated as world-leading and internationally significant. An important part is its impact beyond academia.

Case Studies

We have some case studies featured in the Northern Bridge Toolkit. Read more about European museums in an age of migration and about protecting cultural property in armed conflict.