About the School of Media and Communication
From political campaigns to celebrity scandals and the ways we communicate with each other, media is at the centre of our daily experiences.
Media and communication degrees look at how people share knowledge, values and beliefs through television, journalism, film, online media and beyond. Our students explore the role of media in politics, popular culture, society and everyday life, developing critical thinking and creative skills.
Our teaching and research spans a wide range of communication subjects, from popular culture to political communication, journalism studies to digital media. We offer degrees that emphasise choice and opportunity, allowing you to tailor your degree to your own strengths and interests. We have state-of-the-art facilities and software to help you gain the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in your career.
We are ranked:
- Top 3 in the UK for Communication and Media Studies (The Complete University Guide 2019)
- Top 3 in the UK for Communication and Media Studies (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)
- Top 50 in the world for Communication Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018)
Teaching, supervision and support are provided by a combination of media and communication researchers, who write the books and articles read by students around the world, and industry practitioners with links to major media companies.
86% of our students find employment or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015/16). Many of our graduates hold key roles in the media industries or related fields.