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PhD research

We welcome applications for PhD degrees in cultural policy studies, creative industries, and media and communication.

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Taught Master

Our distinctive approach is based on a critical engagement with both the practical realities of working in the cultural sector and the ideological and conceptual questions which lie behind them.

Student research

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework 90% of our unit's research outputs were rated 4* ‘world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour’ or 3* ‘internationally excellent’.

Taught Master

Our Master's courses have been designed to meet professional as well as academic criteria and to equip you with strategies for survival in the cultural and media sector.


Staff to students ratio

You'll be taught in small classes of 20–35 students for core modules. Class sizes for optional modules are sometimes smaller. We pride ourselves on innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment.

Student satisfaction

Across the last three Postgraduate Taught Experience Surveys (2014-16) our average score for overall student satisfaction was 87% (compared to a national sector average of 82.7%).

Meet industry professionals

As a student in the Centre, you will have opportunities to work with real creative and media businesses, meet industry professionals and make valuable contacts for your future career.