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
The Cross-Cultural Communication and Education MA provides theoretical, research and practical training in areas of international and intercultural communication and their application to education. It will help you achieve a reflective but practical understanding of key issues in educational leadership and management.
The Education Pathway is a specialism on the Cross-Cultural Communication MA. It is especially designed for students who wish to combine the study of cross-cultural communication with developing their knowledge of a variety of aspects of education, particularly from an international perspective.
This specialist pathway is delivered by academic staff in education from the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences. It is suitable for students concerned with educational leadership and management in all sectors of education.
Distinctive features of the pathway are its international dimension, aimed at fostering a greater understanding of the comparative context of educational organisations and a strong focus on the latest thinking and research on educational effectiveness and leadership.
Education professionals in all parts of the world need to develop skills and understanding in leadership alongside their knowledge of learning and teaching. At the start of your career you will benefit from understanding, for example, the management of change in order to meet the demands of new developments in your country's education system.
Through studying with students from other countries, and through the international examples discussed, you will understand the wider leadership context of a variety of educational systems.
Information for international studentsTo 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
Course contact details
- Christine Bell, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
- +44 (0) 191 208 8830