We have a thriving research environment where we are committed to excellent research with strong social and/or cultural impact. Our research ranges from sociological based media and cultural studies through digital media and humanities based film studies to practice-based research in the arts.

88% of research Media, Art and Design subject area has been recognised as world leading or internationally significant according to the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 results, the UK-wide initiative to assess the quality of research in UK universities. We are particularly proud that 8.3% of our research outputs are world leading and a further 37.5% internationally excellent. We are committed to research that makes a difference in people's lives, and this was recognised in the REF assessment as 30% of our research impact is internationally excellent.

research centres and groups

Our knowledge exchange work and community facing activities are wide ranging. Find out more about recent projects on this page. 

Find out more about our research centres and groups

Postgraduate research

We offer PhD or MPhil research supervision and support as well as a new MA by Research. 

Find out more about our postgraduate research

Latest Projects

We have an active research community that is involved in a range of projects that attract significant media attention as well as engaging with the general public.  

Explore our latest research projects


current news and events

We hold a variety of exciting research conferences and events throughout the year. Please feel free to browser our events calendar and contact us should you have any questions or would like to book a place on any of our conferences or events. 

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