The School of Media, Critical and Creative Arts was established in 1992. We offer
undergraduate programmes in American Studies, English Literature and Cultural History,
Media and Cultural Studies, Media Professional Studies, Drama, Theatre Studies, Screen
Studies, Imaginative Writing, Popular Music Studies, and Journalism. The School also
offers a number of Masters programs together with postgraduate research degrees
This diversity of subjects, makes the School an exciting place in which to study and the
highly rated teaching and research of the academic staff are complemented by excellent
facilities and administrative support. The School is designed to be a supportive and
stimulating working environment in which students feel at home. Our Personal Tutoring
scheme also ensures that each student has regular contact with an Academic Advisor
with whom they can discuss their academic progress and individual needs. All students in
the School are offered a basic induction in information technology and are entitled to use
KU's network facilities, ranging from word-processing to accessing the world-wide web.
The Research Center for Literature and Cultural History supports and organises a number
of events each academic year ranging from research seminars, national and international
conferences, public lectures, research workshops, and visiting professorships and
fellowships (available online). Most of the events are publicised and researchers from
other institutions are most welcome to participate.
The Department of Social Science is based in the School of Media, Arts and Social
Science, providing a range of degrees across the social science disciplines including:
Criminology, European and American Studies, Geography, History, Politics and Sociology.
Students may take either single majors in one of the social science disciplines or a
combination of two subjects as joint or major-minor degree awards.
Academic staff in the School of Social Science benefit students not only by their
experience and expertise as teachers and scholars, but also with their welcoming and
accessible approach. Support for students is provided through our Tutorial system,
ensuring that all new and continuing students are allocated a personal Academic Advisor
who will keep in contact with them throughout their studies at KU. Of course, the
instructors are always available for curriculum discussion and review.