Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies

International Media and Communications

What is communication? How does it differ across cultures? What impact does technology have? How is it used to influence and control?

These are just some of the big questions we ask in our degrees and research.

As well as the big societal impacts we also explore how we are shaped by the media and how we express our own identity through communication.

Our staff are passionate about their subjects - publishing regularly and passing their latest research knowledge onto their students.

Our degrees



Prepare for an undergraduate degree if you don't meet our usual entry criteria.

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Undergraduate modules

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Studying with us

Explore opportunities to get practical experience, study abroad or share your passion for the subject with other students.

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I chose to study International Media and Communications as the modules offered me a chance to explore all my interests; politics, society, technology, and how they interact with each other.

Elisa Nevalainen,
Internal Media and Communications BA


From "citizen journalism" and "networked" activism to the media cultures of China and Japan we're experts in questioning the assumptions and practices shaping the present.

Find out more about our research themes, projects and people

Quality research

In the latest Research Excellence Framework assessment:

  • 90% of our research environment has been recognised as of world leading quality
  • 100% of our impact case studies have been recognized as having outstanding or very considerable impact
Jen Birks

We look at countries’ different ideas on freedom of information, ethics, and social responsibility, and the potential for transnational communication to make a difference in the world.

Dr Jen Birks, Assistant Professor in Culture Film and Media


Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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