creative and critical thinkers

We are a community of researchers, students and alumni and seek to foster a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment.

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Imagine what you can achieve here. Working with internationally-recognised academics in history, English, creative writing and media. Collaborating with organisations and industry. Exploring research that changes lives, with backing from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Historic England and the Arts Council England.

We can do amazing things together.


Leeds is the Northern heart of culture and the arts. Your campus sits in the very centre of the city, surrounded by over 18 museums, 10 art galleries, 17 theatres, 4 film production companies, Channel 4 national headquarters and 3 recording studios (plus the odd bar, restaurant and club!). We work directly with Leeds museums and galleries and many regional events, including the Ilkley Literature Festival.

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    Our courses cover English, Creative Writing, Media and History. All are informed by our internationally recognised research, giving you outstanding access to learn from, and discuss with, leaders in their field.

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      Our research and teaching explore a diversity of topics, from postcolonial literature to carnival cultures, environmental history to urban disasters and social identity, and online racism in football to cultural shaping of new subjectivities in media. We're also very hands-on: from regular conferences, seminars and events organised by our Centre for Culture and the Arts, to collaborations with institutes and cultural organisations.

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        our colleagues

        Our academics always strive to inspire, challenge, listen and innovate.

        They've spent their careers exploring living, evolving subjects. Join us here, and you'll help shape the discoveries that are yet to come.

        our students and alumni

        This is not a conveyor belt. Our students use what they've learned to bring new ideas to established industries, and even carve out new ones. Every year, they prove that a humanities degree can take you anywhere. Where do you want to go?

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        Founded in 2013, the Centre for Culture and the Arts is the public face of the research and public engagement work taking place in the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities.

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