School of Arts and Cultures

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Study With Us

This exciting new subject area focuses on public culture and socially-relevant research.

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Formed in 2015, Media, Culture, Heritage is an exciting new subject area in the School of Arts and Cultures. 

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

We're closely connected to the cultural, media, creative and heritage sectors. We work in partnership with museums, galleries, film-makers and news media outlets. 

We focus on public culture, which we define broadly, and we do socially-relevant research.

We provide education that maximises graduates' critical and professional skills, and their experiences and understandings of cultural sector contexts.

We bring together highly successful research and teaching programmes in:

  • Cultural Studies
  • Digital Cultural Communication and Participation
  • Film Practice
  • Journalism
  • Media Studies
  • Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies
  • Public Relations


Our research is world-renowned and internationally-oriented. Much of our research is interdisciplinary and has strong social relevance. It engages with public culture, policy concerns and contemporary debates in cultural and social politics.

In the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework, we achieved an outstanding result in which 82% of our research was evaluated as ‘World Leading’ and ‘Internationally Excellent'.