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...
Professor Andrew Cooper
Andrew Cooper is Dean of Cultural Studies and Humanities. He joined our University in September 2015, and in addition to his duties as Dean also teaches and researches in the area of English language and literature.Read More
Our Academic Team
Being Human Festival
Putting academic thinking into practice is at the heart of everything we do in the School, whether it be for English, Creative Writing, History or Media. As part of the Being Human Festival, staff and students from the School worked together to deliver the event Urban Dreams and Nightmares. The event included a range of different activities and explored people’s understanding of cities.
Our Areas of Research
Cultural Studies & Humanities
Inclusion events for BAME footballers and coaches to be held at Turf Moor and the Etihad
Inclusion events aimed at increasing the participation of black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds in football are being organised by a Leeds Beckett academic.
Cultural Studies and Humanities Good News
The latest good news from the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities
International Women’s Day: The forgotten heroines and women in history?
A Leeds Beckett academic is hosting a talk exploring forgotten heroines and women in history, to coincide with International Women’s Day.
Transitioning in History from School to University
Designed to support an exchange of information in order to enhance understanding about issues in transition between these two educational phases.
Historical Perspectives on Weinstein- #MeToo and Beyond
Harness historical perspectives to shed new light on sexual offending in the present and reflect upon whether ongoing developments give cause to be optimistic about the direction of social change.
Generation Windrush: Windrush 70th Anniversary Symposium
Seventy years ago the SS Windrush docked at the port of Tilbury with 492 Caribbean migrants on board.