Institute for Media and Creative Industries

The media and related creative industries have become a keystone of contemporary social and cultural life. The Institute for Media and Creative Industries has been established to reflect and respond to the development, and become London’s premier institution for postgraduate teaching and research into media, broadcasting, popular culture and the arts.

1st in the UK for Communication and Media Studies Complete University Guide 2022
3rd in the UK for Communication and Media Studies The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
13th in the UK for Media and Film Studies The Guardian University Guide 2022

Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough

The Institute for Media and Creative Industries is a multi-disciplinary and international academic community, with commanding knowledge and expertise of the media and related industries and organisations, including the press, film, television, social media, arts, tourism and international development industries.

The Institute for Media and Creative Industries is dedicated to sharing critical understandings and developments of the media and creative industries, along with insights into the broader economic, social and political issues facing each area.

Research degrees

In addition to our exciting range of taught programmes, there are also a variety of funded and unfunded opportunities to join the Institute for Media and Creative Industries as a doctoral researcher. You can develop your own unique research proposal or browse our current list of PhD opportunities – either way, we’d love to hear from you.

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Research and teaching

The Institute for Media and Creative Industries is dedicated to sharing critical understandings and developments of the media and creative industries, along with insights into the broader economic, social and political issues facing each area.

Research within the Institute for Media and Creative Industries underpins our ability to deliver an innovative teaching experience at the forefront of our discipline. The Institute includes an internationally renowned research community who share an interest in the infrastructures, outputs, and audiences of the media and the creative industries, as well as in the communication practices, everyday experiences and social change processes influenced by these industries.

The Institute for Media and Creative Industries attracts research students from a range of disciplines across the globe, creating a multinational, interdisciplinary research community.

Links with industry

Based in the former Broadcast Centre of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, our neighbours include BT Sport: owners of Europe’s largest sport TV studios, and international technology innovation company, Plexal. Along with providing a strong theoretical foundation into the media and related creative industries, our postgraduate programmes provide unrivalled connections to industry which have the potential to offer industry exposure and insight into the practical aspects of the media industry.

Facilities

Based on our London campus, you will have access to all the facilities within our building, plus opportunities to learn outside the campus throughout your studies with us.

Our students

My studies combined theory with lots of practice inside and outside the classroom.

Victor Media and Creative Studies MA