Obtaining a degree in Media, Culture, Heritage will help you develop key vocational and professional skills, whether you complete an undergraduate or postgraduate course. This breadth and critical thinking are key strengths of an MA programme in particular.

Our diverse teaching opens doors to many networks and opportunities in the arts sector, journalism, film industry, cultural roles or even starting your own business. Indeed, our graduates progress onto a diverse range of vocations, industries and roles, including:

  • Videographer
  • Museum curator
  • Journalist
  • Production runner
  • Digital editing
  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Film production

Our key partnerships mean that you will have access to the people, places and facilities that will help you build your career. Our students benefit from our international network, through placements, teaching and opportunities for doctoral research.

I feel I have much more of a broad view of museum work than some of my colleagues who have concentrated on one area of work.

MA Student


BBC Connect and Create Partnership

We work closely with the BBC Connect and Create Partnership. It aims to engage with universities in the North of England. The benefits of this Partnership include:

  • constant contact with BBC recruitment personnel
  • recruitment of our students
  • creative projects and innovation challenges which showcase student talents to BBC executives
  • master classes led by BBC experts on a wide range of skills
  • engagement with BBC policy-makers

The BBC curriculum encourages working in 'creative clusters' rather than in individually-defined roles. They emphasise projects rather than programmes, and the importance of developing creativity and innovation as well as skills and knowledge.

Press Association Partnership

The Press Association supports professional skills development and placements for the Media and Journalism MA course.

Museums, Galleries and Heritage partnerships

We have a number of strong partnerships with museum, gallery and heritage organisations. Locally, we have close links with Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

Nationally, have links with institutions such as TateNational Galleries of Scotland and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Internationally, we have ongoing collaborations including POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw and the Amsterdam Museum.