Welcome to the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies (CRMCS)

Our Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies (CRMCS) was founded in 2000.  In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise and the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, over 60% of our research was ranked world leading or internationally excellent. In the 2014 results 40% of our research was also assessed as having world leading impact. The Centre has two principal strategic aims:

(1) to promote and sustain a lively and inclusive research culture, providing a supportive framework and a sense of collective purpose for those academic staff and postgraduate students at the university whose work is situated within the fields of media, film and cultural studies;

(2) to develop and support research initiatives via collaborative research projects and collaborations with other institutions and organisations. 

We also regularly host visiting scholars and welcome enquiries from any prospective research students who are interested in working with us.  If you are interested in taught postgraduate programmes, please see our MA Courses, or if you are considering PhD study, we offer supervisory expertise in a range of areas.

Latest news highlights (last updated 18 October 2016):

Research Seminars: Our next research seminar is on 24 October and will feature our own staff – Alex Lockwood, Martin Shingler and Prof Trish Winter – talking about their research, which ranges from Animal Studies, through Star Studies to Participatory Arts. Seminars start at 5.30pm in room MC233. Admission free, all welcome.

Invited lecture in Moscow: Over the summer, Professor Clarissa Smith delivered a lecture on 'Sex, Digital Technology and the City' at the Strelka Institute in Moscow, as part of their summer season of talks, to an audience of over 800. 

Other news can be found on our CRMCS blog.





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