Taught course

International Media and Communication Studies

University of Nottingham · Cultural Studies

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject such as media and/or communication, or another arts, humanities or social science subject with significant elements of media theory, media sociology, political economy, and/or digital communication.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore the rapidly changing world of contemporary communications practices, and the problems such practices raise in terms of economics, politics, society and culture.

International in its scope and outlook throughout, the course engages with the globalisation of media and communication and the de-Westernisation of media studies.

We explore a range of theories and perspectives from around the world as well as empirical findings from transnational comparative research.

Particular themes we'll cover include:

  • media and cultural labour
  • agency and power in a digital era
  • the ethics and politics of communication practices

Language learning is integral to the course. There are options across European, Asian and Arabic languages, with levels to suit your existing skills.

We're a multidisciplinary department and you'll benefit from staff expertise across a range of specialisations, including:

  • media studies
  • digital media
  • critical theory
  • cultural studies
  • cultural industries

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5151