Spanish and International Media and Communications Studies at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Communication defines us as human beings. This degree gives you a chance to think critically about media and communication in your own society, globally and in a Spanish-specific context. International media and communications Drawing on a range of approaches (such as sociology, communication theory, politics and cultural studies), you’ll explore areas such as:

  • technology
  • content
  • impact
  • economics
  • history
  • politics
  • ethics
  • sustainability
With the focus being on media theory and cultural history you'll develop critical skills in:
  • media analysis
  • cultural awareness
  • industry engagement
Spanish You can start the degree with A-level Spanish or as a beginner. Whichever pathway you take you'll build your language skills to near-native competence by the end. You will also study culture, history and politics to get a full appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world. Your third year will be spent abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. This exciting experience develops your communication skills and really helps you stand out to future employers.


You will divide your studies equally between Spanish and media and communications. In year one Spanish, both beginners’ and post-A level students will begin a structured course in Spanish language to take you to degree level. You will also pursue a variety of other modules exploring Spanish colonial and more recent history as well as the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. In international media and communications studies you will be introduced to cultural and communications theories, and debates surrounding mass media and new media. In year two your language speaking skills will be consolidated and developed to prepare you for your year abroad. You will continue to study, in greater depth, the literary, artistic and visual culture of Spain and the Spanish speaking world. In international media and communications studies you will explore issues around public relations, political communication and global media and news production. You will also receive specific research training in the area of culture, film and media in order to lay the foundation for your final year dissertation. Your third academic year is spent in Spain and/or Spanish America studying at a university, working as a language teaching assistant or doing a work placement. Study placements in Europe will be arranged through the Turing Scheme and build on our long-standing connections with partner institutions. Your final year is spent back at Nottingham. You will consolidate the command of the Spanish language obtained during your year abroad, as well as deepen your understanding of Spanish literature, cinema and politics. Modules in international media and communications studies will allow you to explore the political issues arising from, among other things, cultural policy and media coverage of conflict. You will also undertake a dissertation project under the close supervision of a member of staff with knowledge of your chosen area. Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 75% overall including at least 8.0 in Spanish (if taking). No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £21500* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £21500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Spanish and International Media and Communications Studies at University of Nottingham - UCAS