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 10 February 2016):

Research Seminars: Professor Clarissa Smith (University of Sunderland) will be giving our next seminar on Monday 22 February 2016, which will be on Research Impact. The seminar starts at 5.30pm in room MC233. Admission free, all welcome.

MA programmes in film, media and cultural studies:
We are relaunching our MA in Media and Cultural Studies, alongside a revamped MA in Film and Cultural Studies, both one-year full-time, to start in October 2016. For more information contact Prof Julia Knight or if you would like to attend our Post-graduate Open Day on 25 February (2–6pm) contact Donna Beardmore for details. 

More research funding:
Funded by the University of Sunderland, Dr Trish Winter is collaborating with Caroline Mitchell (Radio) and Andrew Richardson (Design) on Culture Map, a two year project that aims to develop a new methodology for involving local comunities in the evaluation of arts-led cultural interventions.

Other news can be found on our CRMCS blog.





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