Welcome to the website of the School of International Communications. We are the largest school in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and are affiliated to the Department of Culture, Media and Visual Studies at the Nottingham campus. Understanding how to communicate, learn, express yourself and do business on global digital media platforms with people from all over the world and in many different languages is at the core of our teaching programmes.

Our BA (Hons) in International Communications is a provincial level accredited degree which includes a dedicated programme of study for a European or East Asian language. Its sister programme, BA (Hons) in International Communications with Chinese, has proved successful in attracting high quality international students to our school. Both programmes provide students with an opportunity to exchange to another Nottingham University campus or an external international university in their third year of study.

We run MA programmes in International Communications and one of the most successful PhD programmes in the university. We have been graduating students for nearly ten years and our alumni have continued their education in some of the world’s leading universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, as well as working for companies like the Bank of China, L’Oreal, Ogilvy & Mather and the British Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.


13-Filippo GILARDI 

Associate Professor Filippo Gilardi, PFHEA

Head of School of International Communications

Featured Academic

Mary Jane Ainslie 

"My research interests explore Judaism across Asia and the development of Film in Southeast Asia; I was the first scholar to begin exploring Korean popular culture in Southeast Asia, investigate anti-Semitism in Malaysia and published the first book on cinema in Thailand. I am also a great believer in research-led teaching, so all my courses build upon my publications. Students taking my courses ‘Cultural Analysis’ and ‘Reading Film and TV’ will notice that my books ‘Thai Cinema: The Complete Guide’, ‘Southeast Asia on Screen: From Independence to Financial Crisis (1945-1997)’ and ‘Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Malaysia: Malay nationalism, philosemitism and pro-Israel expressions’ are all part of the course material. See here for a recent interview with The Times of Israel."

--Mary Ainslie

Associate Professor, Media and Cultural Studies