Taught course

International Communications Studies

Institution
University of Nottingham Ningbo China Campus · University of Nottingham Ningbo China Campus
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 or equivalent in any degree.

Months of entry

September

Course content

It is a commonplace that communication is at the core of crucial aspects of human life, and that a lot of that communication is mediated. In recent years, however, mediated communication has reached new levels of importance in social and cultural domains stretching from business to identity formation, and a lot of that communication is technically and financially underpinned by global networks of computation and communication. The academic fields of media, communication and cultural studies have responded by re-examining long-established frameworks for understanding communications and also by considering the need for new paradigms fitting new objects of study.

The MA in International Communications Studies - which is designed to meet the needs of graduates from both a communications and non-communications studies background - provides an opportunity not only to study communications against the background of recent theoretical and methodological developments, but also to gain an insight into the skills and knowledge required by the contemporary media and communication industries.

Educational aims

The aims of the MA International Communications Studies programme are to enable students to:

  • Enhance their knowledge and understanding of the theoretical bases of verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Enhance their knowledge and understanding of the cultural, social, political and economic bases of communications internationally
  • Acquire a high level of proficiency in an East-Asian language or in one European language other than English
  • Develop their intellectual skills
  • Make use of some of the specialised forms of knowledge in the disciplines represented on the degree
  • Practice and develop a wide range of transferable skills that will prepare students for further study and for employment

For more information, please see here.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
CNY 90,000
International students
CNY 90,000

Please see the scholarship schemes available.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
Up to 72 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Andrew White
Email
Andrew.White@nottingham.edu.cn