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Research & Expertise

The Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI) is a vibrant hub of interdisciplinary and creative research, specialising in understanding culture, media, and the creative industries, and the emergent relationship between them.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), CMCI - in a joint submission with the Department of Digital Humanities - was ranked as the 7th institution in the UK overall, and 3rd in Power Rankings. 100 per cent of the Unit's research impact and research environment were rated as either ‘world leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*).  88.9% of research outputs were valued as ‘world leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*).

Guided by four strategic priorities; inclusivity, sustainability, care and reflexivity, and in keeping with King’s 2029 strategy, the Department provides impactful responses to globally significant issues. Whether that’s through analysing cultures in transition, exploring global media platforms, promoting creative diversity, or fostering sustainable and inclusive cultural futures.

Our work is highly collaborative and we value co-production with many creative partners such as the BBC, museums like the Tate Modern and Museum of London, and cultural institutions such as the Roundhouse and the Royal Opera House. 

Postgraduate Research

The Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries at King’s has a vibrant postgraduate research culture, with doctoral candidates contributing to teaching and research.

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Postdoctoral research opportunities

The Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI) welcomes postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars from around the globe who will enrich our academic community, add to our scholarly mission, and provide intellectually stimulating seminars and lectures for our students and staff.

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