We undertake outstanding and innovative research and provide excellent research-based graduate programmes for the study of media and communications.
The 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’.
The Department has 16 full-time academic staff plus a number of part time lecturers and associate and visiting staff who are involved in our teaching and research. Four full and part-time administrative staff support the Department's work.
We address crucial issues in the emerging digital world about knowledge construction, political agency, cultures and identities, and governing the media and communications environment. Our work is strongly comparative and transnational. Our engaged and critical approach is committed to strengthening interdisciplinary scholarship drawing on a number of social science disciplines and multi-method approaches to research.
We offer graduate programmes and summer school courses to an international body of students through master's degrees and graduate research training for the PhD in Media and Communications.