About us

Welcome from the Head

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 Studies 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 Studies 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 Studies and one of the most successful PhD programmes in the university. We have been graduating students for more than 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

Dr Filippo Gilardi

Head of the School of International Communications


Featured Academic

Sadia Jamil
Research has never been just a career for me, rather it is a passion that drives me. I have mostly researched in five key areas including journalism and communications, artificial intelligence and digital transformations in news media, media and information literacy, digital divide and digital inclusion, and sustainable development. To date, I have contributed over 25 peer reviewed journal articles, 14 book chapters, 3 edited books and three special journal issues. My published research work has mostly covered the countries in the Global South. My transnational research continues to grow as currently I am working on many international publication projects, which include: A book project – Environmental Journalism in the Global South (Eds.), Two Special Issues by Routledge’s Journalism Practice – ‘Media Discourses of Marginalized Communities in the Multicultural Societies’ & ‘Sustainable Journalism in the Global South’. Last but not least, my current international research and publication projects cover topics including media and information literacy, financial sustainability and business models for news media, sustainable journalism, and sustainable development.

Dr Sadia Jamil
Assistant Professor