About

Welcome to Communication and Media at Loughborough University

John Downey
Professor John Downey

We have an outstanding reputation as a centre for research and teaching excellence in communication, culture and media. We are consistently ranked in the top 50 in the world for Communication and Media Studies (QS World Rankings by Subject). In the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework, we were 2nd for research intensity, with 90% of our research judged ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Our research informs our teaching. Students are taught by world-renowned experts in their field at a university that is ranked Gold for its teaching quality (TEF 2017). All staff are committed to ensuring a high-quality student experience and our programmes are regularly rated top five in national league tables.

We offer undergraduate courses: Media and Communication; Psychology with Communication; Sociology and Media. We also offer a range of MA programmes: Media and Cultural Analysis; Global Media and Cultural Industries; Social Media and Political Communication; Strategic Communication.

Our students are actively encouraged to pursue lines of enquiry that reflect their intellectual interests in communication and media. Each undergraduate and postgraduate programme provides a thorough grounding in the social scientific analysis of media and communication. This enables students to develop the skills of critical thinking and analysis that are in high demand across a wide range of vocations.

Our programmes are ideal for critical and reflective students who want to make sense of media power and influence in today’s complex and fast-changing world.

Professor John Downey

Head of Communication and Media