Westminster ranks 7th in UK for media and communication studies

5 April 2021
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The University of Westminster has ranked in 7th place in the UK for media and communication studies in the 2021 QS World University Rankings. This result reflects the high quality and international reputation of the research conducted by the members of the Communication and Media Research Institute and the School of Media and Communication. The university also holds onto its top 50 position in the global ranking.

The QS subject rankings use a composite indicator consisting of indicators that measure an institution’s reputation among other academics, citations (h-index, average citations per academic work), and reputation among employers.

Head of School, Michaela O’Brien, on hearing the results said “I am thrilled the School of Media and Communication has maintained its position in the top 10 media schools in the UK, and in the top 50 in the world. This is a testament to the hard work, originality and talent of my colleagues in the School, and in our research institute CAMRI led by Prof Christian Fuchs and Dr Maria Michalis. We have a vibrant research community exploring issues as diverse as the role of media in social movements, reviewing communications rights theories from an African perspective, the impact of artificial intelligence, and the digital commons and the digital public sphere, and the future of media policy”

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