Our full range of work and activities is underpinned by an extremely strong research base, across all of its areas, evidenced by success in securing external funding, contracts, extensive publications and impressive external quality ratings. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014), 100% of our impact case studies in communication, cultural and media studies were judged to be world-call/internationally excellent.
Our vibrant research culture spans the theory, policy and practice of a wide range of areas, including:
Popular music, theatre, and visual cultures
Community regeneration and public art
The future of journalism and social media
Cultural policy, cultural practice and cultural economy
Independent film and transmedia practice
Dementia, mental health and the arts