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The Department of Media, Film and Communication produces internationally recognised research from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds including media, communication, film and screen studies, history, and cultural studies. Our staff apply a variety of methods and approaches to critically and creatively understand media practices including: theoretical, formal, historical and quantitative analyses of old and new forms of media and their policy and cultural effects on audiences, identity, politics, and space. Our research is applied and communicated across a range of different scholarly and public forums. Many of our academic staff publicly comment upon and debate the role of media in society and we have established local, national, and international links with community, activist, government, and other research networks. In order to understand the changes and challenges of new and developing communicative technologies and practices our research emphasises the vital role media plays in the cultural and political well-being of the different communities and identities that make up society. We are also involved in numerous national and global interdisciplinary research networks.

Our research falls within the following themes:

  • Theories and histories of film, media, and communication
  • Politics of media and representation
  • New media cultures and forms -
  • Media aesthetics and forms -
  • Media reception and contexts

Conferences and symposiaConferences and Symposia

Media, Film and Communication, in conjunction with other Universities and research networks, is involved in organising and hosting a number of different conferences. Read more.

Image: 'The End is the Beginning', Renate Eichert

Publications and projectsPublications and Projects

Click through to see the publications, projects and work undertaken by Media, Film and Communication scholars.

Working Paper series

Visit the Media, Film and Communication department's flagship journal for research on media, culture and society