Taught course

International Business and Intercultural Communications

Oxford Brookes University · Department of English and Modern Languages

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Entry requirements

A good first degree

Applicants for the MA may be asked to include a recent piece of academic work (approx. 1000 words in English).

A final decision about a candidate's suitability is normally based on interview, or by alternative arrangement.

Applicants are welcomed from a variety of academic disciplines, as well as those in work and seeking continuing professional development. Admission is normally open to those with a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) or other professional qualification relevant to one of the key areas of study, or an appropriate linguistic background.

Applications will also be considered from those who seek to formalise their prior experiential learning or qualifications and who have appropriate language competence.

Applications should be received no later than 1 August, though it is advisable to apply much earlier than this, in particular if you are intending to apply for a scholarship award, or are an international student.

English language requirements

Students with a first language other than English are required to give evidence of a good degree as well as minimum IELTS score 6.5, with 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in listening and speaking, or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Gain an intensive introduction to business studies and develop your intercultural communication skills through the MA / PGDip / PGCert International Business and Intercultural Communication.

You will combine campus-based study with a work placement in the UK or abroad.

Develop your career through a work placement and carrying out your own research alongside the supporting academic programme.

You will enhance your career prospects by acquiring vital transferable skills. These include:

  • research skills
  • report writing
  • presentations
  • team work capabilities
  • time management.

This course provides an intensive introduction to business studies together with the development of your intercultural communication skills. It combines campus-based study with a work placement in the UK or abroad.

Information for international students

International applications

International students who are offered a place on the MA course will be asked to provide a deposit of £1,000 to secure their place. Full terms and conditions will be provided to applicants with their offer letter.

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Part-time options to be discussed.

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1865 484848