Taught course

Intercultural Business Communication

University of Central Lancashire · School of Psychology and Humanities

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least 2:1 degree in related subject such as business.

Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience.

A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application.

IELTS: Score of at least 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our MA Intercultural Business Communication is ideal for those wishing to work in careers related to, or who have already worked in international business and management contexts.

It will also be relevant to those who wish to become more successful in understanding communication or who are cultural specialists in their own professions.

Why study with us

  • This course raises awareness of theories of communication, culture, language and society and their applications in business interactions.
  • The distinctiveness of the programme lies in the focus of the course’s three principal components: emphasis on intercultural and communication theories applied to work-related contexts in International Business, multi-disciplinary pathways, and Research Training.

What you'll do

  • You can choose three option modules to develop further knowledge in a field of interest, including (but not limited to) human resource management, digital communication and global development.
  • You can get involved with the International Society, the HOST Organisation and view international films at the Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema on campus. There are also opportunities to act as language ambassadors for your country via the Worldwise Learning Centre.
  • Assessment is not examination-based; the focus will be on presentations, seminars and essays.

Learning and assessment

You will receive input from a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops. A student-centred approach is emphasised in the teaching and learning process.

We use a variety of assessment procedures including essays, reports, presentations, projects and examinations. The assessment methods and criteria we use are linked to the learning outcomes specified for each module.

Further information

At the end of the course, you will have acquired knowledge and understanding of theories and practise of organisational communication, intercultural business communication, increased cultural competence, discourse awareness; developed an awareness of how cultural differences can create conflict and resolution; and learned skills for undertaking independent research.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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