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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

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School News

The important roles played by Africans in the abolition of slavery to be explored in Leeds public talk

A Leeds Beckett University academic will explore Black history and the anti-slavery movement in the 19th century at a free event held in Leeds.

Leeds Beckett and Leeds Museums and Galleries join forces through new partnership

Leeds Beckett University has formalised a new partnership with Leeds Museums and Galleries to benefit academics and students.

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School Events

Sep 29

Degree apprenticeships breakfast briefing for levy paying organisations

Degree apprenticeships are the fastest-growing route to attracting top talent into your business.

Oct 7

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.

Oct 28

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.

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.

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