[Skip to content]
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

School of Cultural Studies & Humanities


Learn to do something you love.

Our school is for both thinkers and doers.
We celebrate students and staff with a true passion for the Arts and Humanities.

Through inspired teaching and intellectual debate, plus day to day interaction with award-winning authors and playwrights, a rolling programme of media industry professionals, published lecturers and world-renowned researchers, we will nurture your passion by developing your creative and critical thinking.

Then we will open your mind to the wide range of opportunities to pursue a career you love, be it anything from writing and teaching, through journalism and copywriting, business and marketing, to research and publishing.

Where? 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 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 and the Leeds West Indian Carnival.

What? 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.

How? Our research and teaching explore a diversity of topics, from South Africa under Apartheid to the cultural impact of the LGBTQ community and from on-line racism in football to 21st century genres. 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.

Sound good? Then please read on...


Our Areas of Research

Centre for Culture and the Arts

Centre for Culture and the Arts

Find out more Arrow Right Icon
Faculty Research Brochure Right Arrow

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

Our Graduates

Students from some of our courses reflect on their time at Leeds Beckett.
More graduate stories Arrow Right Icon
Play Our Graduates Video

School News

The origins and effects of asbestos in Leeds to be uncovered at free event

A Leeds Beckett University academic will delve into the history of asbestos in Leeds at a free public talk.

Student and staff artwork reaches new heights in Leeds city centre

Leeds Beckett University art students, graduates and staff will see their work displayed on a giant media wall in the new Platform building above Leeds train station as part of a project curated by Senior Lecturer, Alan Dunn.

November good news

The latest good news from the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities.

School Events

Nov 25

Undergraduate Open Day

Our Open Days take place between June and November each year and they are a great way to find out why we are one of the most popular universities in the country.

Dec 6

Everyday Stigma Everyday Shame -What Reality TV Is Doing To Us

The Professorial Inaugural Lecture by Professor Jayne Raisborough

More Events Right Arrow Icon
Back to Top Button
Back to Top Button