Taught course

Intercultural Communication for Business and Professions

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Applied Linguistics and Communication
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Usually at least a second-class BA honours or equivalent. Preferred subjects include languages, linguistics, communication, TESOL, translation studies or business management, although other subjects will be considered if you have relevant professional/personal experience.

Work experience in an intercultural context is desirable, but not essential.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This course offers you an opportunity to raise your cross-cultural awareness and enhance your intercultural communicative competence in international business settings, to reflect on your own culture and language use, and to develop the professional and business communication skills necessary to advance your career in the international business world.

It focuses on intercultural communication skills, including written, oral and interpersonal skills, and is specially designed for:

  • Language and communication graduates who are looking to develop a career in international organisations or the business sector.
  • Business graduates who would like to improve their professional and business communication skills to enhance their employability.
  • Professionals working in fields such communication, public relations, human resources, management and business consulting who want to expand their global perspective and increase effectiveness.
  • Intercultural trainers, coaches and consultants interested in enhancing their existing knowledge and experience.

The programme benefits from a combination of knowledge-based and skills-oriented training, world-class experts in intercultural communication, Birkbeck's flexible and student-friendly support, and London's position as an international multicultural and multilingual city.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Advice Service
Email
studentadvice@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0) 20 3907 0700