University of Nottingham Ningbo China
School of
International Communications
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  • Applying for internships and careers in the arts or creative industries, the film or advertising industries, television or journalism, or even the games industry in Shanghai.
  • Moving on to gain Masters degrees or PhDs at the most illustrious universities in the world

These are just a few of the things our previous graduates have gone on to do.


What Is International Communications?

International Communications degrees explore the complex world of communications, media and culture through study of the different forms of visual and linguistic communication, new technologies, politics, popular and high culture, and news media. These courses train students in theories of digital media and mass communication, combined with strong emphasis on language proficiency.

During their time with us students investigate the places and roles of various media and communication practices in everyday life, both as industries and cultural practices. Various courses encourage students to analyse film, television and other screen and mobile media within contexts of production, exhibition and reception. Students on the course also gain expertise in social and cultural context, textual analysis and empirical research.

How Will I Study?

The School of International Communications is part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The school offers thriving undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and a teaching and research culture of the highest quality. On all courses in the school, students will explore the history, theory and practice of film, television, games and other communications media, along with the political, social, economic and cultural contexts within which media production and consumption occur.

Additionally, the programme is flexible, allowing students to select relevant modules from other schools to fully round out their education on culture and communication.

What Can I Expect?

The undergraduate programme at the School of International Communications is a diverse and exciting range of topics taught by a team of teachers who come from all corners of the globe. Here, students will hear the latest research and ideas from scholars who not only publish their own work internationally but who travel around the world to hear their peers and colleagues debate, theorise and present their work.

The undergraduate programme includes lectures and seminars on the latest technology, on developing theories around how we communicate and on important global trends as they unfold before us.

Teaching modules introduce undergraduates to new worlds of ideas, experiences and challenges and equip them with a truly international perspective. These modules include introductions to communications theory, media studies, communication and culture. Students are also offered options to take modules on the cultural and creative industries, film, game studies, digital media, and a range of other contemporary topics.

Along with the teaching programme, undergraduates will also find an excellent library, including an audio-visual centre for watching films and dvds, sporting facilities and a variety of social events aimed at improving language and communication skills.



Four years in UNNC as an ICer was a turning point of my life. I learnt to follow my passion, to think different, and to try all possibilities. From Cambridge to the United Nations to Dream Town, those values powered my spirit and lightened my road to the next adventure.

I graduated with the distinction degree in Cambridge and during my time there I established the first overseas student union of Zhejiang province with more than 2000 members. After my journey in Cambridge, I represented the youth of China to speak out our voice on global issues in the General Assembly of the United Nations in July 2016. After that, I founded an Internet start up called Native Talk in Dream Town, Hangzhou with a valuation of 6 million dollars. Through the digital platform created by Native Talk, I want to connect language learners of China with native speakers from the rest of the world. I was an ICer, and I am and will always be an ICer.




 Featured Student

 Xu Xiaofeng

Xiaofeng Xu  --- graduated 2015,
       International Communications 




BA (Hons) International Communications Studies
BA (Hons) International Communications Studies with Chinese