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The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice

The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice

The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) is a research centre based in the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University. It was awarded Centre of Excellence status in 2004 by the Higher Education Funding Council (now Research England) as the only HEFCE-funded Centre for excellence in media education in the UK.

CEMP delivers research projects funded by media organisations, charities, research councils, government departments and the private sector. Our research investigates digital and media literacies and media education, journalism education, civic media and creative media practice. CEMP convenes the annual International Media Education Summit. 

The CEMP team consists of Bournemouth University academics and doctoral students, working with an active team of Visiting Professors and Visiting Fellows.

CEMP runs a professional doctorate programme (Ed D) for media, creative arts and technology educators and practitioners. Members of the centre and our doctoral researchers publish widely in journals, books and edited collections. In addition to CEMP’s established Ed D programme, members of the centre are interested in proposals for PhD projects in the fields of media education; media, digital and visual literacies; civic engagement; ethnographies of education and media; media and technology for social development; journalism education and news literacy, media student experience; sustainability and relational approaches in media education.  

To express an interest in studying for a PhD in these or related areas, contact

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