We aim to undertake outstanding and innovative research and to provide an excellent research-based education in media and communications to students at the School.
Our Department was established in 2003 under the direction of Roger Silverstone and in 2008 it was ranked third on Grade Point Average in the UK’s Research Assessment Exercise in the Communication, Cultural and Media Studies category, with 75% of our staff judged to be ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
We critically address the key issues in the emerging digital world and our research and teaching encompass the local and the global, the institutional and the everyday. We are also committed to strengthening multidisciplinary work based upon scholarship in a number of social science disciplines and upon the development of multi-method approaches to research.
We offer interdisciplinary graduate education and training to an international body of students through our master's programmes and through graduate research training for the PhD in Media and Communications.
The Department has 16 full-time academic staff plus a number of part-time lecturers who are closely involved in key areas of teaching and research. Four full and part-time administrative staff support the Department's work.