Social Sciences, Media and Journalism

Bringing together over forty staff, the Department has both a strong research culture and a commitment to teaching excellence. Rated as internationally excellent and world-leading in several areas in the last Research Assessment Exercise, we are home to a number of academic disciplines including:

We also co-host the Wellcome-funded Centre for the Social History of Health and Health Care.

Our programmes allow students to combine academic perspectives with practical skills that are relevant to today’s job market. Our portfolio includes undergraduate courses in Social Sciences, Multimedia Journalism and Media and Communication. We also offer masters degrees in Television Fiction Writing; Multimedia Journalism; Health History, and Citizenship and Human Rights. Our media and journalism courses are supported by industry-standard facilities, including a purpose-built television studio and gallery, radio studio and newsroom.

We hold industry accreditations with Broadcast Journalism Training Council, National Council for the Training of Journalists and Creative Skillset.

If you wish further details of any aspect of our work, please contact:

Ben McConville
Head of Department, SSMJ

ben.mcconville@gcu.ac.uk

T: +44 141 273 1970