Taught course

Intercultural Communication

The University of Manchester · School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good, Upper Second Class Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, normally in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The global era has stimulated transnational cultural flows of people, practices and products, and local cultural complexities that were inconceivable even a generation ago.

Nowadays, it is necessary to function effectively in culturally-diverse contexts ranging from organisations and workplaces, to neighbourhoods and cities, and to societies and regions.

As a consequence, intercultural awareness and communication skills are an advantage in many areas of employment.

Our MA Intercultural Communication master's course brings together a wide range of expertise to explore the cultural complexities and diversity of our current times from a variety of conceptual, disciplinary and professional perspectives.

The degree is designed for students who are interested in intercultural matters. Some knowledge of a foreign language is preferable, although not a prerequisite.

You can choose from a range of course units covering subjects such as:

  • Migration
  • Memory
  • Media
  • Translation
  • Language contact
  • English as a global language
  • Communicative interaction
  • Intercultural relations
  • Intercultural competence.

It is also possible to study a foreign language, and there is a placement option that will give you the opportunity to work in community organisations.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
+44 (0)161 275 0322