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Academic excellence

1st in the UK for Communication & Media Studies

(Complete University Guide 2022)

2nd in the UK for Sociology

(Guardian University Guide 2022)

2nd in the UK for English

(Guardian University Guide 2022)

3rd in the UK for Criminology

(Guardian University Guide 2022)

6th in the UK for Social Policy

(Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022)

9th in the UK for Geography and Environmental Studies

(Guardian University Guide 2022)

A great place to study

In the most recent National Student Survey, across the five study areas in the School our average overall student satisfaction was 90%

(National Student Survey 2020)

Research excellence

Communication and Media Studies research is ranked 2nd in the UK

(REF2014 - GPA x Volume)

Work in the Centre for Research in Social Policy underpins calculation of the Living Wage

A vibrant academic community

170 lecturers and researchers supported by 45 members of professional services staff, with outstanding gender and career representation

Offering 25 undergraduate and 15 postgraduate degree courses, the Language Centre, and home to 160 postgraduates researchers

International in our reach

4,000 active alumni in 89 countries around the world

Over 50 students on work and study placement abroad in 18 countries

An ambitious and growing School

3rd largest School in the University by applications

3rd largest School in the University by student numbers

Applications (UG & PG) up by over 25% 2018-20