Media and Cultural Studies

Research in Birmingham School of Media is directed through the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR). Our researchers and postgraduate researchers engage in research across a range of research clusters, comprising of:

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

In REF 2014 the research environment in Birmingham School of Media was recognised as conducive to producing research of internationally excellent quality, with over half of research outputs submitted graded as internationally excellent and considerable impact in terms of reach and significance.


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M & E Lab

Developing effective media methods

Helping improve monitoring and evaluation for new projects and ongoing research.

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Cultural Heritage: a challenge for Europe

CHIME Research Project

Exploring the uses of different types of heritage

Why festivals are so undervalued in Europe’s culture

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Getting deprived communities involved in creative cultures

Cultural Intermediation and Creative Economy

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1960s jazz broadcasting

Recreating music TV's golden era

Establishing a cross-generational forum of archivists, fan collectors and media studies academics.

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Rhythm Changes

Rhythm Changes

Discovering new insights into European issues

New insights to address social, cultural and political problems

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Go Home Campaign

Examining the campaign's impact

Examining the impacts of the Home Office's immigration campaign

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Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR)

BCMCR is the focal point of all research within the School of Media. 

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