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 23 May 2017):
Radio Garden wins Webby award: Dr Caroline Mitchell's part of the team that devised and launched Radio Garden, an online platform that streams live radio stations all over the world. The innovative Radio Garden won the jury prize for best media streaming and is one of the outputs from the HERA funded Transnational Radio Encounters research project.
MA Film & Cultural Studies: We are now accepting applications for our MA Film & Cultural Studies. Applications can be made online and requests for further information can be directed to the Programme Leader, Julia Knight.
Research Seminars: Our research seminars series for 2016–17 has now finished. Information about next year's seminars will be published in September. A full listing of seminars since the founding of CRMCS in 2000 is available here.
ESRC PhD bursaries available: We are a member of the NineDTP – the Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership – which provides a range of bursaries for PhD study. The deadline for 2017–18 applications is now past. However, if you are interested in exploring the possibility of applying for a 2018–19 start date, please contact Prof Clarissa Smith. All applications for these ESRC funded doctoral studentships should be in the broad area of Media and Society. Funding is also available to complete the required Masters qualification/research training if necessary. ESRC PhD bursaries
Other news can be found on our CRMCS blog.