Communication, Culture and Media


The team in Communication, Culture and Media (CCM) enjoys an international reputation in research. By combining a dynamic research culture with a commitment to innovative teaching, we offer a vibrant and stimulating environment for students and staff.

70% of CCM research was rated as world leading or of international excellence in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Research is organised within the Institute for Cultural Analysis, Nottingham (ICAn), which has a core membership of around 30, including six professors, and three post-doctoral fellows.

Our teaching expertise spans across media, cultural studies, social theory, linguistics and philosophy. Our diverse research specialisms shape and inform our teaching. Specialist areas include the following:

  • food cultures
  • popular music
  • globalisation
  • gender
  • sexualities
  • post-colonialism
  • diaspora
  • narrative
  • new media technologies
  • media management
  • British, European and World cinemas
  • pragmatics
  • discourse analysis
  • discursive psychology
  • cultures of everyday life
  • modernity
  • work and leisure
  • philosophy of religion
  • heritage and landscape
  • environmental politics
  • Chinese and Japanese culture
  • DJ cultures.

Our successful new flagship degree in Media offers six pathways. These offer a unique blend of theoretical and practical opportunities. The pathways enable students to specialise in:

  • media practices
  • film and television
  • journalism studies
  • creative industries
  • communication
  • popular culture.

Within the School’s Joint Honours Humanities and Modern Languages Programmes, CCM offers five popular subjects. These are

  • communication and society
  • media
  • philosophy
  • linguistics
  • film and television.

We also run the highly successful MA in Media and Globalisation

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View our range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses

Contact us 

If you have any queries about our courses, please contact the Admissions team on +44 (0)115 848 4200 or via Ask NTU for information on undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

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Research is organised within the Institute for Cultural Analysis, Nottingham (ICAn). Their mission is the analysis of contemporary cultural phenomena, particularly within the contexts of:

  • the globalisation process
  • diasporic cultures
  • the arts
  • cinema and cultural industries
  • emergent forms of identity
  • discursive strategies
  • the applications and implications of new media technologies
  • new cultures of public life.

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Staff profiles 

For staff members please see the academic staff section.

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Related external links 

  • MECCSA – Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association
  • ECREA - European Communication Research and Education Association
  • IAMCR - International Association for Media and Communication Research
  • BAAL – British Association for Applied Linguistics

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Professor Nahem Yousaf
Head of English, Communication and Media
School of Arts and Humanities
Email: Nahem Yousaf

Recent Publications

Media Technology: Critical Perspectives

Title: Media Technology: Critical Perspectives
Author: Van Loon, Joost
Publisher: Open University Press (Milton Keynes)
Date: 2007
ISBN: 978-0-335-21446-4

The Culture of Speed. The Coming of Immediacy

Title: The Culture of Speed. The Coming of Immediacy
Author: Tomlinson, John
Publisher: Sage (London)
Date: 2007
ISBN: 1412912024

Transnational Lives and the Media: Re-imagining Diaspora

Title: Transnational Lives and the Media: Re-imagining Diaspora
Author: Bailey, Olga, Georgiou, M and Harindranath R (eds.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Date: 2007
ISBN: 978-0-230-01983-6

Food and Cultural Studies

Title: Food and Cultural Studies
Author: Hollows, Joanne, Jones, Steve and Taylor, Ben (with Ashley, B)
Publisher: Routledge (London)
Date: 2007
ISBN: 0415270391

New Perspectives on Language and Sexual Identity

Title: New Perspectives on Language and Sexual Identity
Author: Morrish, Liz and Sauntson, Helen
Publisher: Palgrave
Date: 2007
ISBN: 978-1403937964