Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications

School of Media and Communication


The BA in Broadcast Journalism in Leeds has played a huge role in shaping my career. It gave me the vital tools I needed to have the confidence to both apply for jobs and perform in them.

Ben McGrailGraduate, BA Broadcast Journalism

About the School

Formed in 1988, the School of Media and Communication is an internationally renowned centre for teaching and research in communication, media and culture. It is one of the largest departments of its kind in Europe, offering a range of undergraduate degrees, postgraduate taught degrees and a postgraduate research programme.

Our students receive an outstanding education from academics and practitioners who are world leaders in their field, with experience at the cutting edge of the media and communications industries. Our degrees have among the highest employability rates in media and communications studies, with Leeds among the top ten targeted universities by employers, according to the 2013 High Fliers Survey.

Excellent education and research training also requires appropriate technology. At the heart of the Leeds campus, our excellent facilities include a cinema, a digital media lab and TV and radio studios as well as editing suites equipped with the latest industry-standard software and hardware. Postgraduate students enjoy their own shared offices, equipped with computers, printers and spaces for discussion and debate.

Our degree programmes

We offer four undergraduate degree programmes:

For more information on the possibilities that the University of Leeds can offer undergraduate media and communications students, visit the undergraduate section of the website.

We offer eight taught postgraduate degree programmes:

To find out more about the taught postgraduate student experience, visit the postgraduate pages of the website.

For more information on undergraduate courses, request the Undergraduate Brochure. For postgraduate study, download the School’s PG brochure here: Postgraduate Brochure 2013. If you are considering pursuing a PhD with us, please visit the PhD page for further information about postgraduate research at the School.

Our research

Our researchers have written many major books and articles on communications, media, film and culture, and details of these publications can be found on individual staff web pages.

Within the School, our research is organised around the following five themes:

In addition, two dedicated Research Centres pursue a more specialised research agenda:

Visit the research section of this website to find out more about our research.

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