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Communication is essential in our fast paced society. Everything from texting and social media, to film and television influences how we live. International Media and Communications Studies at Nottingham is a global degree course. You will learn more about how politics, culture and society affect the way we interpret what is happening in the world, and how to reflect critically on the forms we choose to communicate our ideas and messages. You will also study a European or Asian language from beginners or continue with a language you have already studied. Choose from:
In year one, you are provided with a firm foundation in the themes and approaches of cultural studies and media studies with a focus on the role of new media technologies in a changing public sphere, as well as receiving instruction in the academic skills needed to produce university-level work. You will also begin the study of your chosen language with our Language Centre. There are nine languages to choose from, available for beginners and for continuers. Year two builds on the first year by providing specific research training in the area of culture, film and media which enables you to focus on a potential dissertation topic. More specific modules allow you to explore issues around public relations, political communication and global media. In addition, you will continue to develop your language abilities through intermediate language study of the same language taken in year one. In year three, you will choose from a number of advanced modules ranging from activist uses of digital media to media coverage of conflict and disaster. These research-led modules also support you in your independent dissertation project, undertaken under the close supervision of a relevant member of staff. Final year students may also achieve a command of their chosen language and will gain further awareness of the cultures in which it can be utilised. Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award. You can also spend time overseas through the University of Nottingham Study Abroad programme.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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European Baccalaureate - 75% overall. GCSE requirements - English grade C (numeric grade 4).
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.