Goldsmiths’ Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies is one of the oldest and largest media departments in the UK. It is unique in its diversity of approaches to, and articulations of, the disciplinary conjunctures around media and culture. The Department has equal research strengths in media and communications and in cultural studies research, in humanities and in social sciences approaches, and in theory- and practice-driven work.
Its work spans a wide range of topics and modes of enquiry – from philosophical studies of technology and human life to sociological investigations of media production and use; from issues of identity, embodiment and becoming to post-feminism, queer theory and critical race studies; from global screen studies and transnational investigations of media and culture to news’ role in contemporary democracy. We are especially proud of our integration of critical and creative practices in audiovisual media and journalism. We were rated number one for research intensity in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework audit.