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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


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My research interests explore Mobile Phone Technologies and Migration. I have formed a research group in this area including staff from our school and University of Nottingham UK. Currently, I am writing a book entitled “Mobile Phones and Digital Refugees in the 21st Century” which will be published in 2022 by McGill-Queen’s University Press. The book is based on my research projects in North America and Europe. I am co-editing a book with Xiaoge Xu: “Mobile and Migration: Mapping, Measuring and Modeling Mobilities”. In the Spring Semester, I will co-teach a new module with Xiaoge Xu: Mobile Studies and Global Societies. We promise to deliver new approaches of Mobile Studies.  

Amira Halperin
Assistant Professor in Mobile Studies, Deputy Director of Institute for Mobile Studie