About Media and Communication

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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.

Our Teaching

Most of our postgraduate provision is available either as campus-based learning or as distance learning programmes, across both Undergraduate and Postgraduate study.

The Department of Media and Communication supports and encourages a variety of research interests and approaches to the study of media, communications and information technologies. There are a number of reasons why to Study Media at Leicester, and this includes the innovative, exploration-led approach we take to our Learning and Teaching in the Department.

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.

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