Research Excellence

Communication and Culture Beacon

Renowned for the breadth of our research, we range across interpersonal and small-group communication, social media, political communication, media education, mainstream communications - including digital and online and the analysis of communicative work, such as tourism, popular music and memory.

We use a diversity of methods for data gathering and analysis and work with a variety of partners, including the BBC, the police, NSPCC and the Electoral Commission as well as our international collaborators, to deliver fundamental and applied research of exceptional quality.

Our Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (CRCC) was established in 1991 and since then has developed into the largest research centre of its kind in the UK. The Centre of Excellence crosses over social science and humanities disciplines to draw on theories and methods in social psychology, sociology, politics, history and geography.

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