We have long been recognised as an international centre of academic excellence and for our cutting-edge interdisciplinary work.
Why choose to study social sciences with us?
- 1st in the UK for Media Studies (Guardian University Guide 2018)
- 5th in the UK for Sociology (Times Good University Guide 2017)
- 2nd nationally for research quality (REF 2014)
- Top 40 in the world for Communication and Media Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017)
We have a lively community of postgraduate students, taught by an internationally renowned interdisciplinary team, through the use of contemporary case studies and research-informed applied teaching and learning.
Our programmes provide training in digital culture, media, communications, sociological and anthropological theory, as well as quantitative and qualitative methods.
We offer a rich variety of taught postgraduate master’s programmes relating to media, communication and culture. The courses are delivered by an internationally-renowned interdisciplinary team, through the use of contemporary case studies and research-informed applied teaching and learning. These courses provide training in media, communications, digital culture, sociological, anthropological, theory, as well as quantitative and qualitative methods.
Our academics work with a wide range of public and third sector bodies (eg BBC Trust, Metropolitan Police, the Electoral Commission, the College of Mediators, UK Drug Policy Commission, and the Department of Health). Our social policy and criminology research has world-leading impact, particularly in services for children and minimum income standards.
Graduates from the department go into the television industry, marketing, academia, publishing, plus many more industries. They work for companies and organisations such as China Development Research Foundation, Elsevier Ltd, Image Line communication, Institute of Psychiatry, Metropolitan Police Service, Oxfam and X-Pert Med GmbH.
Loughborough is home to world-leading, original and internationally excellent research in communication, media studies,sociology, and social psychology.