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Research in the Leicester Media School

Leicester Media School is a research intensive division of the university. In the last Research Excellence Framework (REF2016) review, research in the school came first in its panel in terms of ‘world-leading’ (4*) research outputs: almost half received this rating. 100% of our Impact and 90% of our Environment was judged to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

In recent years, researchers in the school have been awarded a number of grants to complete research, and some very recent highlights include:

Interfaces: An EU Culture project within the Creative Europe scheme, running 2016-2019 involving nine partners.

Audiences of the Future: An Innovate UK funded project. DMU is one of 15 specialist organisations taking part in the project, which is being led by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).

European Cinema Audiences, Arts and Humanities Research Council project: A collaborative project between Oxford Brookes University, Ghent University, and De Montfort University.

The silver screen and the town: Memories of cinema-going, community and the revival of the local cinema, British Academy project. A collaborative partnership between the University of Leicester and De Montfort University.

Research activities are driven by a number of sector-leading institutes and centres based in the school which carry a very broad cross section of media research. These can be accessed via the links below.