Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications

Institute of Communications Studies

I couldn’t have got where I am today without my experience at ICS, largely because it gave me the opportunities and confidence to put myself in unfamiliar territory and stretch my capabilities.

Katie PeateGraduate, BA Communications 2011

Welcome to ICS

The Institute of Communications Studies is one of the top departments in the country for the study of communication, media and culture. With teaching and research strengths across a wide range of communication subjects – from popular culture to political communication, journalism studies to digital media – we offer degrees that emphasise choice, opportunity and the development of analytical and creative skills. Read more here ...

Thinking of applying? Click here for undergraduate courses, or here for postgraduate and PhD study.

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  • Joe & Kerry
    Leeds Students Win National TV Awards
    Students involved with Leeds Student Television are celebrating following a successful night at the National Student Television Awards on Saturday 5th April. Leeds Student TV - which counts many ICS students among its members - took home 5 trophies, winning in 4 categories and finishing runner-up (highly commended) in the well-respected ‘Best Broadcaster’ category.

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  • Christiaan De Beukelaer
    ICS PhD student Christiaan De Beukelaer visiting researcher at Hildesheim
    The UNESCO Chair "Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development" held by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schneider at the Department of Cultural Policy, University of Hildesheim welcomes Christiaan De Beukelaer as a visiting researcher during the summer of 2014. From June until the end of September, Christiaan will write up the final stages of his PhD dissertation at this department that works on issues closely related to his research. For more information see here.

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