Liverpool Screen School

Welcome to Liverpool Screen School

A school with outstanding programmes and innovative research.

Liverpool Screen School delivers excellent programmes within media, journalism, the performing arts and writing.

To ensure we unleash every student’s creative potential, we not only provide a supportive environment, but we also cement quality theoretical teaching with relevant, practical experience; experience that ensures our students can succeed professionally in their chosen fields. Our programmes are further enhanced by our research output and our global links with organisations across the world.

"Through our strong links with the creative and digital sector, Liverpool Screen School provides a vibrant, industry focused learning environment. Our students are encouraged to be creative and innovative, professional in their approach to work, and ambitious in their aspirations."

Our specialities and research

Producing high-quality research

Liverpool Screen School has two main research clusters – Journalism, Media and Communication, as well as Culture, Identity and Policy. Within these areas our research teams explore a range of fields, from film studies to best practice within journalism.

Thanks to our blend of theory and practice, in the most recent research assessment (Research Excellence Framework 2014) 58% of our submitted work was rated as world leading or internationally recognised. In particular, the impact of our research into writing in prisons was noted for its excellence. Our work into journalism ethics has also gained an international reputation and informed the Leveson inquiry, which examined the culture, practices and ethics of the press.

In addition to our achievements within research, our School is also known for the strong links we have forged with local, national and international companies and institutions, including the BBC, ITV, Trinity Mirror, Lime Pictures, Classic FM, ZUMC in Hangzhou and the Institute of the Arts, Barcelona. We also organize the Liverpool Film Seminar series and are involved in both Sound City, Doc/Fest and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. These partnerships offer a wealth of opportunities for both staff and students.

Learn more about our research


of our Journalism students are in work or further study 6 months after graduation


of our research was rated as world leading or internationally recognised (REF2014)


Our Creative Writing programme was the UK's 1st Single Honours Creative Writing course