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 this development, and become London's premier institution for postgraduate teaching and research into media, broadcasting, popular culture and the arts.

Why choose to study media and creative industries with us?

Study at the number one university in the UK for Communication and Media studies (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and The Complete University Guide 2021)

The quality of our teaching is reflected in every single one of our degrees

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.

Join our inspiring research community

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.

Research is important to us

Research within the Institute for Media and Creative Industries underpins our ability to deliver an innovative teaching experience at the forefront of our discipline. Our interdisciplinary team of researchers focus on four key research areas:

Infrastructure: Analysing technological innovation, regulation, meaning, and ownership, through the use of ethnographic, political-economic, environmental, activist and public-policy research.

Labour: Engaging the legal, economic, training, environmental, and organisational context of work, by drawing on institutional and ethnographic methods to engage both structural and experiential determinations.

Output: Understanding cultural production by addressing both content analysis and textual analysis, and combining statistical and hermeneutic methods to establish patterns of meaning.

Audiences: Combining quantitative and qualitative measures to establish the audience’s composition and conduct in the wake of cultural consumption. Analysis of ratings, uses and effects, as well as ethnographic and psychoanalytic traditions are key to this area of research.

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

Strong industry links = better career prospects for our students

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.