About Media and Communication
The Establishment of the Department
The Department was initially established as the Centre for Mass Communication Research and in 2016 we celebrate 50 years of Media at Leicester. We were the first in the country to offer a taught postgraduate degree in media and communications with the MA in Mass Communications. Today, we draw on a long and successful History of Media and Communication in our teaching and research.
Staff Research Interests
Our research feeds directly into our teaching, ensuring you benefit from cutting-edge developments in your field as they occur.
Some of our current research topics include:
- online romance scams
- 'offensive' television
- digital inclusion and exclusion
- mediated civic engagement
- digital media in natural disasters
- gender in videogame communities
- news and transnational audiences
We promote and engage in multi-disciplinary research that embraces different epistemological and methodological approaches and believe that research can have value by being theoretically sound and having real-world applications.
Our research feeds our teaching. Students therefore benefit from being taught by academics who are involved in leading edge research in their specialist fields.