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MA International Communications Studies

Course Description

A chance to study a top UK Masters in China

Our aim is to provide a focus for creativity and innovation across a wide range of research fields. We provide a vibrant, intellectually challenging environment for postgraduate students who are keen to deepen their understanding of international communications issues.

This course will enable you to delve into the theory and practice of communications from many different angles. You will explore a range of critical-theoretical concepts, including globalisation, multiculturalism, mass culture, mass media, ‘the information society’ and post-modernity.

You will apply your knowledge to internationally relevant issues. This degree programme is designed to meet the needs of graduates from all disciplines who want to add international communications to their specialist knowledge. You will have the opportunity to study communications against the background of recent theoretical and methodological developments and will gain vital insights into the skills required by the contemporary communications sector.


Compulsory Modules

Communications Theory and Research Methodologies
Approaches to Globalisation and Contemporary Communications
International Communications and Cultural Difference
Dissertation in International Communications Studies

Optional Modules Group 1 (students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 credits from this group)

A European language (Spanish, French or German) or East-Asian language (Chinese or Japanese) for International Students (students cannot elect to study their first language) and a European Language (Spanish, French or German) or Japanese for Chinese students. Students will be able to enter study at a level appropriate to their individual needs ranging from beginners through to intermediate and advanced.

Optional Modules Group 2 (students must take 40 to 60 credits from this group)

Journalism: Theory and Practice
Chinese Journalism
Digital and Creative Media
Digital Games as Communication
Comparative Mobile Studies

Visit the MA International Communications Studies page on the University of Nottingham in China website for more details!

Student Profiles

Ningbo Govt.International Student Scholarships for Acacemic Excellence - 15 Awards

There are approximately 15 scholarships of 30,000 CNY (approx 3,000 GBP) available for masters applicants.Students who would like to apply for this scholarship will need to prepare their documents and submit to the Recruitment & Admissions Office by 31st May 2015

Value of Scholarship(s)

GBP 3,000 (approximate based on exchange rate)


Candidates must have a 2:1 or higher (or equivalent) and meet English Language requirements.

Application Procedure

Students must complete a separate application and provide a separate personal statement in addition to applying for a Master's programme at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

Further Information



The University of Nottingham Ningbo China High Achievers Scholarship - 20+ Awards

High academic achievers will be rewarded through a 20,000 CNY (approx. 2,100 GBP) scholarship towards their tuition fee.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Approx GBP 2,100


All applicants are automatically assessed for an award. The top 25 applications (submitted prior to the deadline) will be made a scholarship offer.

Application Procedure

No separate application required after a course application is submitted.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

2:1 in any discipline

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