Taught course

Cross Cultural Communication

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a subject broadly related to business, social sciences (eg languages, law or sociology) or humanities. Work experience in an international organisation or cross-cultural context is desirable, but not essential. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant teaching or professional experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our course enables you to meet the growing need for increased knowledge in cross-cultural communication. You will receive communication-focused training and develop expertise in cross-cultural communication. The course covers understanding how cultures and human behaviour reflexively interconnect.

Changing social conditions and circumstances require new ways of dealing with people, and fresh ways of interacting and communicating with people of other cultures.

There is an urgent need to improve our knowledge and understanding of the processes and issues involved in cross-cultural communication, and to discover how such knowledge can be effectively applied in everyday experiences.

What this means in practice is that we need to develop our knowledge of why and how communication 'works' and how and why it sometimes does not 'work'.

The course answers questions including how cultural background impacts upon successful communication and how language, thought, and behaviour are interrelated.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 4 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills. If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Christine Bell, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Email
CCC@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 8830