Research Clusters

The Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Studies (BCMCR) brings together academics involved in research aimed at understanding how communities and cultures emerge through the use of communication technologies.

The work conducted at BCMCR is as likely to engage with new and emerging technologies as it is historical examples of cultures built around traditional media. We explore the ways in which groups interact and weave a culture out of communication technologies, and we use that knowledge to help professional, commercial and community bodies extend their work online. In this section you can find out more about our six research groups:

  • Popular Music Studies
  • Screen Cultures
  • History, Heritage and Archives
  • Journalism, Activism and Community
  • Creative Industries
  • Jazz Studies

We work particularly closely with the music and radio industry, journalism organisations of all kinds, and with education, to develop new modes of working and communicating.

For more information about the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research at Birmingham School of Media, please visit our website.

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnerships

PhD funding is available through the AHRC's Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training PartnershipsThe Doctoral Training Partnership can provide stipend funding of plus your course fees covered if you take a PhD in Media and Cultural Research. 

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Interested in our Media and Cultural Studies PhD?

If you have any questions or queries regarding our Media and Cultural Studies PhD, or if you have a research idea you would like to discuss, please send us an initial PhD enquiry. This gives us an opportunity to answer your questions and/or talk through and focus your PhD research proposal before you make your final online application.

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