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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.

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Cultural Studies & Humanities

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Graduate Profiles

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

School News

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.

The future of the arts and humanities up for debate

An event to debate the future of the arts and humanities in the 21st Century is set to be held at in Leeds on Monday 4 July.

Event to bring climate change novel to life

A Yorkshire author, and creative writing lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, is bringing to life her latest novel through an interactive event taking place on Saturday 4 June at Trinity Leeds.

School Events

Jul 4

The Future of the Humanities

The Future of the Humanities, a free one day event organised by the Centre for Culture and the Arts at Leeds Beckett University in collaboration with Palgrave and The Tetley.

Sep 9

Sport and Discrimination Conference

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

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