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The Department of Media, Culture and Creative Industries was formed in summer 2022, bringing together areas of education, research and practice which were previously dispersed across the University. The new department consists of the following subject groupings:
- Culture and Creative Industries
- English, Publishing, Creative Writing
- Library Information Science
- Media and Communications.
This alignment creates new opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and research, and fosters a thriving community of staff and students, driven by a passion for arts, media and creativity.
The Department offers cutting-edge, industry-focused and socially relevant perspectives on media, culture and the creative industries, and their place in an ever-changing world.
From novel writing and publishing, to considering the shifting nature of political communication and media representation in the age of TikTok and Netflix.
From critical exploration of twenty-first century English literature, to understanding the role of cultural policy as a force for global economic and social development.
From examining the resources and processes of information organisation and storage, to exploring their relevance to contemporary society.
These are all topics covered by our research and teaching.
Our location in central London promises an unparalleled student experience, with world-leading media and tech companies, cultural institutions, archives, libraries and creative opportunities on our doorstep.
City’s membership of the University of London also provides students and researchers with access to outstanding research resources, such as the renowned Senate House Library. The Department also benefits from being located within the School of Communication and Creativity, which includes the Department of Journalism and the Department of Performing Arts.
The Department of Media, Culture and Creative Industries at City, University of London offers courses at undergraduate and postgraduate taught and research degree level. See which course is right for you:
English, Publishing, Creative Writing
- English BA (Hons)
- English MA
- Publishing MA
- International Publishing MA
- Creative Writing MA
- Creative Writing MFA
- Creative Writing and Publishing MA
- English PhD/MPhil.
Culture and Creative Industries
- Culture, Policy and Management MA
- Global Creative Industries MA
- Culture and Creative Industries PhD/MPhil.
Library Information Science
Media and Communications
- Media, Communications and Sociology BSc (Hons)
- Media and Communications MA
- International Communications and Development MA.
We are proud to produce influential and impactful research from world-leading experts. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework – which measures the quality and impact of university research – the Department scored highly.
In the assessment for Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management, 87% of our research was rated as 4* (world-leading) and 3* (internationally excellent).
Our research in English Language and Literature was also rated highly, with 82% recognised as being 4* and 3* quality.
Our influential research centres lead and shape their fields of study.
The Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries undertakes world-leading research into many aspects of the international creative economy and regularly advises organisations such as UNESCO and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport on matters of cultural policy. It has particular specialisms in cultural labour and work, globalisation, identity, digital media and new technologies, amongst other areas.
The Centre for Information Science studies the impact of technology, economics and socio-cultural values on the processes of information communication, so that we can understand how people, organisations and communities can benefit from access to and understanding of information, to support fair and prosperous societies.
We have a dynamic cohort of research students, spanning our broad range of subject areas and interests.
- Jessica Andrews, Lecturer in Creative Writing (Education & Research)
- Dr Marco Bastos, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication
- Professor David Bawden, Professor of Information Science
- Dr Patrick Brindle, Programme Director, MA Publishing Studies Programmes
- Troy Chen, Senior Lecturer in Media (Education & Research)
- Dr Dominic Davies, Senior Lecturer in English and BA English Programme Director
- Dr Rosie Findlay, Lecturer in Media (Education & Research)
- Dr Ana Gaio, Programme Director MA Global Creative Industries
- Dr Jonathan Gibbs, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
- Professor Ros Gill, Professor of Cultural and Social Analysis
- Dr Hetta Howes, Senior Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern Literature
- Dr Sarah Jilani, Lecturer in English
- Mary Ann Kernan, Professor of Creative Practice
- Jasmin Kirkbride, Lecturer in Publishing
- Dr Carolina Matos, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Media
- Dr Jenny Mbaye, Reader in Culture & Creative Industries
- Dr Raluca Moise, Senior Lecturer in Communication
- Professor Patricia Moran, Professor
- Dr Edward Paleit, Senior Lecturer in English
- Professor Andy Pratt, Professor of Cultural Economy & Director, CCCI
- Dr Lyn Robinson, Reader in Library and Information Science and Subject Head for Library and Information Science
- Dr Rebecca Tamás, Lecturer in Creative Writing (Education & Research)
- Dr Joseph Thomas, Lecturer in Creative Writing
- Dr Minna Vuohelainen, Reader
- Dr Diana Yeh, Associate Dean EDI.
We are ranked 1st in the UK for graduate prospects in Media and Communications (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022).
Our students develop valuable transferable skills in research, critical thinking and textual analysis, meaning they graduate with a unique blend of intellectual and creative skills.
Our employability-focused curriculum places a strong emphasis on the practical application of skills in a professional context, and our alumni go on to forge successful careers in a diverse array of sectors.
- creative writing
- public relations
- library science and research data management
- cultural policy
- and translation.