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MCC in London

BS, Media, Culture, and Communication

The Bachelor of Science in Media, Culture, and Communication (MCC) at NYU Steinhardt provides students with a sophisticated understanding of the sociological, political, and cultural aspects of media and technology.

Through our MCC in London program, you can choose to enter our major, while immersing yourself for a semester in one of the global capitals of art, business, media, and culture. You will gain cultural fluency, taking a customized set of courses taught by MCC faculty at NYU London, located in central London on the bank of the Thames near Covent Garden, the Royal Opera, Trafalgar Square and all the museums, sites, and cultural centers that make London one of the world’s most popular cities. Coursework is complemented with field trips to sites throughout the city.

Please Note!

In order to study at NYU London, you will need a passport valid through at least June 2025 (for Fall 2024 semester students) and November 2025 (for Spring 2025 semester students). Depending on your citizenship, you might be required to obtain a student visa for study in the United Kingdom. NYU’s Office of Global Services (OGS) will provide guidance and support during this process. Please begin reviewing this information now to determine if you require a visa.

If you need to obtain or renew a passport please do so as soon as possible. Information about passport applications can be found on the NYU Office of Global Services Passport Renewal Page. If you need a visa, please be aware that the earliest you can start the visa application process for study (Student Visa) purposes is 90 days before the program start date. Special documents from NYU will be required prior to applying for your visa and will be issued to students after they have confirmed their intention to enroll.

What the Program Offers

  • A tailored and personalized entry into the MCC program
  • Smaller cohorts to foster student and faculty connections
  • MCC core seminars offered at our NYU London site

Who is Eligible?

  • External transfers for the Fall term only
  • Freshmen who are admitted to NYU for a Spring term start

Who Should Apply?

  • Students with a curiosity for global study, who are specifically interested in studying media and communication from an international and comparative perspective.

What Is the Application Process?

External Transfer Students 

  • External students should apply via undergraduate admissions by April 1 for the Fall semester, using the Common Application. Consult the admissions website.
  • Applicants must choose MCC as the intended major on the Common Application and NYU will follow up to determine interest in the MCC in London program. 
  • Our capacity to enroll students transferring to MCC in New York is quite small. The large majority of spaces for external transfer into MCC are made available to those starting the major in London.


  • Freshmen Spring admits will be invited to participate in this special opportunity. 

What Will Students Study in London?

Below are course options available for students. Exact selections should be made under advisement with the department:

External Transfers to MCC, Fall term (Total Credits: 16-18)
MCC UE 1 Introduction to Media Studies

Media, Culture, and Communication Core Seminar (4 credits)

MCC UE 9457 Global Media Seminar: Britain and Europe 

Media, Culture, and Communication Field of Study Focus Course (4 credits)

MCC-UE 9403 Postcolonial Visual Culture

Media, Culture, and Communication Field of Study Focus Course (4 credits)

CORE curriculum requirement or elective 

Liberal Arts Core Requirement or general elective (4-8 credits)

Freshmen Admitted to Start in London, Spring term (Total Credits: 16-18)
MCC UE 1 Introduction to Media Studies

Media, Culture, and Communication Core Seminar (4 credits)

EXPOS-UA 1 Writing the Essay

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum  (4 credits)

PHED-UE 9010 Learning and the Meaning of Life

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum - Satisfies Texts and Ideas (4 credits)

CORE curriculum requirement or elective 

Liberal Arts Core Requirement or general elective (4-8 credits)

What Are The Pre-departure Resources

Office of Global Services

The Office of Global Services (OGS) handles immigration matters for all students, faculty, and staff seeking immigration and visa support when traveling to NYU locations in the US and around the world. You will be assigned an Outbound Immigration Advisor who will provide guidance on timelines, required documentation, and costs as you move through the immigration process to be a student at NYU London.

Office of Global Programs

You will receive personalized communications from a Study Away Administrator for NYU London who is based in NYU’s Office of Global Program (NYU’s central study abroad office) to help you prepare for your time at NYU London. Your assigned Study Away Administrator works closely with NYU’s administrative staff based in London to help create resources and simplify University processes to make your enrollment as smooth as possible.    

MCC Advising

An advisor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication will support you as you select classes at NYU London and register for classes in future terms on the campus in New York.

Study Away Portal

Access your personalized NYU Study Away Portal which shares customized information designed to help you prepare for your time at NYU London. The portal provides a series of steps (checklist items) you will take to enroll. Every time you complete an item, it means that you are one step closer to your study away!

A note on your checklists:
  • Additional items will appear as you complete items. Items currently listed without a posted link, will be available closer to arrival day.
  • It is your responsibility to regularly check this portal to ensure you have completed all items by their due dates. 
    Please allow up to 24 - 48 hours for items to appear as received once submitted.
  • Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your checklist or requirements; you can always reach out to your Study Away Administrator and Outbound Immigration Advisor for assistance.

What is NYU London?

Founded in 1999, NYU London offers students a unique opportunity to make academic progress toward their NYU degree while studying in this world-class city. The breadth of the curriculum invites students from all of NYU’s undergraduate colleges and enables students in three first year degree programs to begin their NYU degree in the UK. The NYU facility in London is a multi-story building with classrooms, student lounges, study spaces, instructor and administrative offices and is located steps from the river Thames. At the NYU London center, a full-time administrative staff coordinate the academic program (courses, lectures, and co-curricular trips) and support student life matters including housing, health, safety, and activities.

Courses are taught by leading local academics, scholars, artists, writers, and professionals who are appointed by the academic department from the New York campus. Courses and grades earned at NYU London appear on NYU’s transcript and are counted toward the student’s grade point average. Approximately 600 students are enrolled at NYU London each semester. All students are assigned housing in one of the NYU residence halls. Tuition in London is the same as tuition in New York. Please recognize that the cost of living in London may be different from the city where you currently live which will require you to budget accordingly. A series of cost estimates is available online.

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