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 and in a global context. Drawing on a range of approaches (such as sociology, communication theory, politics and cultural studies), you'll explore:

  • technology - what we use and how it shapes communication
  • content - what we say and how other people understand it
  • impact - how individuals, groups and countries engage with different forms of media and communication
  • industry – how media and communication work as an economic sector
  • history – how past knowledge and experience inform current media and culture
  • politics - how media empowers individuals and groups and helps change society
  • ethics - the informed choices we all make in our communications and daily life
  • sustainability – how the industry can help tackle global challenges such as climate change and women's rights
You'll use a range of approaches including sociology, communication theory, politics, and cultural studies. This wide range of approaches means you'll develop a comprehensive skillset that can be applied to many careers, whether media-related or not. Language learning is an integral part of the course. You can learn a language from beginner level or build on existing abilities. You'll also use your language skills and cultural knowledge to shape your coursework. There are also opportunities to study abroad and learn media, communication and culture internationally. Combine with another subject You may also combine it with Spanish, Portuguese, German, French and American Studies in our joint honours programme, or study alongside multiple disciplines in our Liberal Arts BA. Foundation Year This course is also available with a Foundation Year - aimed at developing potential and diversifying our recruitment.


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 further build their chosen language skills and gain further awareness of the cultures in which it can be used. 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.

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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.

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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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International Media and Communications Studies at University of Nottingham - UCAS