University of Nottingham Malaysia

Undergraduate Media Language & Communication Courses 2024

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Media and communications underpin almost every facet of modern life, from the global economy, to our leisure time and interpersonal relationships, to how we learn about the world we live in.

With digitisation and convergence only speeding up this trend, there is an ever-increasing need to understand the implications of these developments and to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to participate in shaping global media and communication infrastructures.

The School of Media, Languages and Cultures engages with the most up-to-date, dynamic, and forward-looking studies of the workings of global, regional and local societies. Our community of researchers and teachers are of international standing and our degree programmes are renowned all over the world. 

The School of Media, Languages and Cultures consists of a diverse and international body of staff. Each staff member brings their own unique set of cultural and research specialisations and experiences to the delivery of a contemporary programme with wide-ranging significance to the modern environment.

What is international communications?  

Media and communications underpin almost every facet of modern life, from the global economy to interpersonal relationships and our leisure time, to how we learn about the world we live in. With digitisation and convergence only accelerating this trend, there is an ever-increasing need tounderstand the implications of these developments and to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to participate in shaping global media and communication infrastructures. 

International communications explores the complex world of communications, culture and media in their various forms – linguistic, multimodal and visual – from new technologies, politics and popular culture, to critical theory, high cultureand news media. It will train you in the theories and realities of local and international media and communication, enabling you to develop the analytical, creative, practical and problem-solving skills needed to succeed in our globalised society. 

How will I study? 

Classes are a dynamic mix of traditional lecture-style content delivery and class discussions, where you will be encouraged to ask questions and voice your own opinions and interpretations. In addition to theoretical and philosophical approaches, our teaching methods emphasise:

  • argumentation, communication and presentation skills;
  • collaboration and teamworking;
  • comprehension and information processing;
  • independent thinking;
  • and practical and vocational engagement.

You will be assessed through individual research-based essays andpresentations as well as group work in order to foster the successful team dynamic essential to many professions, and via various digital media platforms.

Our facilities

At the School of Media, Languages and Culture, we provide facilities that enhance your learning experience and foster creativity. We understand the importance of practical and hands-on training and offer the resources and spaces for our students to explore their interests and develop their skills. 

Students will have access to media labs, language learning centres, cultural spaces, library resources, databases and journals, and collaborative spaces where students can work together. 

These resources and spaces provide a stimulating and inclusive environment for students to become the best they can be.

Our faculty

The University of Nottingham Malaysia takes pride in our exceptional faculty members, who are accomplished professionals and scholars in their fields. Dedicated to providing high-quality education, mentoring students and fostering intellectual and creative growth, our faculty members aim to provide a well-rounded education. 

In addition to academic achievements, UNM’s faculty members have practical industry experience, which allows for bridging the gap between theory and practice. 

Real-world examples, case studies and industry insights are incorporated into their teaching. As a result, students are inspired to think critically, challenge assumptions, and explore innovative approaches to media, languages, and cultural studies, all of which are needed in order to succeed in this field. 

Career prospects and employability 

An international communications degree is your passport to a variety of rewarding professions. Likely career fields include: the audio-visual, digital
and print media industries; marketing; production; public relations; and research.

Career paths in these fields include advertising account executives, copywriters and creative roles, news editors, journalists and reporters.
Other career options include:arts or heritage administration and management; the civilservice, diplomatic or embassy work and government service; non-governmental organisations, politics and think-tanks; and consultancy, human resources, management and recruitment within the international business environment.

Graduates with a passion for language can pursue interpreting, publishing and translation roles and others may continue their studies and pursue research and/or teaching.


What can you do with an international communication degree? 

An international communication degree opens up many exciting career opportunities. Graduates can pursue careers in international organisations, multinational corporations, media companies, public relations firms, government agencies and non-profit organisations. 

Positions where graduates can apply include and are not limited to international communication specialists, global marketing managers, public relations consultants, cultural mediators, intercultural trainers, and communication strategists. The skills and knowledge gained from international communication courses will equip you to navigate diverse cultural contexts and effectively communicate across borders.

What do you study in international communication courses?

International communication courses provide students with a comprehensive understanding of communication processes and dynamics in a global context. Topics usually include cross-cultural communication, global media systems, cultural diplomacy, and communication ethics. Depending on your course, you may also have the opportunity to explore global advertising, international conflict resolution, and global branding. These courses often involve case studies, research projects and assignments to analyse real-world international communication scenarios. 

Why consider studying international communication courses? 

If you’re thinking about enrolling in an international communication course, these reasons to do so may help you make your decision:

  • It provides a global perspective which will help you navigate diverse global environments, which is useful when working in multicultural settings. 

  • You will develop intercultural competence such as cultural sensitivity, adaptability and practical communication skills highly valued in the global job market. 

  • It opens up a wide range of career opportunities. 

  • It promotes cross-cultural understanding and appreciation, fostering empathy and respect for diverse cultures and perspectives. 

  • Studying international communications enables students to stay updated on current global trends and developments, which prepares them to tackle future challenges. 

Does UNM’s School of Media, Languages and Cultures offer students the opportunity to participate in study abroad or exchange programmes? 

Yes, depending on the course you’re enrolled in, students can participate in our study abroad programme and spend one or more semesters in our China or UK campuses. 

Are scholarships available for UNM’s School of Media, Languages and Culture students? 

Yes, our university offers various scholarships and financial aid options for eligible students. 

Can I pursue a postgraduate degree after completing an undergraduate course in the School of Media, Languages and Culture?

Yes, UNM offers postgraduate courses for students who wish to further their studies in this field. These postgraduate programmes, such as Media, Communications and Culture MA and Social and Behavioral Science (Media, Languages and Cultures) MPhil/MRes/PhD, provide advanced research, specialisation, and professional development opportunities.


School of Media, Languages and Cultures
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
t:  +6 (03) 8924 8000
f:  +6 (03) 8924 8693  
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Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
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