To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video
A student studying historic books in the library

Cultural Studies and Humanities


Be at the heart of culture and the arts

Cultural Studies & Humanities is the home of English Literature, History and Media at Leeds Beckett, with a lively student body. Our very highly qualified and research active staff bring their subject passions to bear on the work they do with students, and also through regular seminars and conferences. We also work in collaboration with other universities (including the University of Leeds) and cultural organisations.

We have strengths in social and cultural theory, women's writing, twentieth-century literature, gender and cultural history, and media studies. Our academic team are experts in their fields and have received acclaim, both nationally and internationally for their work.

Our Academic Team

Courses by Subject Area

Research Centres


Cultural Studies & Humanities

A student on placement in Harewood House
A student overlooking a projector
A student in the library
A student writing in a notepad outside broadcasting place

Graduate Profiles

Students from our School reflect on their time at our University.

School News

The future of the arts and humanities debated

An event to debate the future of the arts and humanities in the 21st Century has been held in Leeds, hosted by Leeds Beckett University.

Library photo exhibition to remember Bailiff Bridge landmark

An exhibition of photographs bringing to life memories of Firth’s Carpets and the old Clifton Mill in Bailiff Bridge will be launched by a Leeds Beckett University academic at the Bailiff Bridge Library.

Critically-acclaimed author appointed Writer in Residence at Leeds Beckett

Award-winning author Sunjeev Sahota has been appointed as Writer in Residence at Leeds Beckett University.

School Events

Sep 9

Sport and Discrimination Conference

The second annual Sport and Discrimination Conference explores the interdisciplinary nature of discrimination within the sporting world.

May 19

Power, Performance and Play - An International Conference on Caribbean Carnival Cultures

Leeds West Indian Carnival will be 50 years old in August 2017. The oldest Caribbean-style street carnival in Europe, created and led by British Caribbeans, will be celebrated in a conference by the Centre of Culture & the Arts at Leeds Beckett University in partnership with Leeds West Indian Carnival.

More Events