Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management (UoA 36)

Almost all of the research in this UoA is officially classified as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

The following academic unit forms the submission to UoA 36:

Research is focused within two research centres from the School:

  • The International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS)
  • Media and Cultural Studies (MACS)
Communication, Cultural and Media Studies


ICCHS has pursued its research strategy through its three overlapping research themes: cultural politics and policy; identity, community and place; and representation and media.

Find out about staff within ICCHS.


MACS is a new subject area with an evolving and dynamic research identity. Its research strands are:

  • media, affect and interpersonal relations
  • identity, culture and society
  • politics, discourse and ethics

Find out about staff within MACS.

International impact

Our research in this area is making a positive impact on a global scale:

  • Protecting cultural property during war

The following case studies demonstrate the impact of our research:

Find out about all our REF 2014 results.