A 2:1 degree in arts or social sciences, an advanced working knowledge of two languages (CEFR B1/B2).
Months of entry
About the course
We’ll cover the main theories of intercultural communication, including best practice for effective communication at work. This will enable you to connect theory with real-life situations. If you want to work in an international, multicultural environment, and develop advanced intercultural competence and communication skills in more than one language, this course is for you.
Our reputation for excellence means your MA will be highly respected by employers. You’ll develop the skills to work in translation, culture and communication internationally or in the UK. Recent graduates have gone on to work for employers such as SDL, Transact, The Big Word, Kaplan, the University of Leeds, the State University – Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Centre for French and Francophone Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and as International Projects Director at a South Yorkshire College.
You may also choose to follow in the footsteps of students who have continued to PhD and have been awarded highly prestigious grants for PhD study such as Wolfson and WRoCAH scholarships.
We constantly review and revise our degrees to make sure you keep on top of the latest developments in the field. You’ll learn academic theory and practical skills – and how to relate the two.
Sheffield is at the forefront of modern languages research. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranks us among the top ten Russell Group universities for impact in this field. Recent projects include e-learning and knowledge exchange with industry, and three initiatives looking at language teaching and learning.
You can practise your English, French, German, Italian or Spanish with native speakers at our Modern Languages Teaching Centre. Our specially designed building has modern spaces for teaching and research. We’re right next to the other arts and humanities departments, and there are lots of opportunities to share ideas.
- Concepts and Approaches in Intercultural Communication
- Intercultural Communication in Practice
- Reflective Practice: Ethnography
Examples of optional modules
A range including:
- Languages for Intercultural Communication
- Tandem Learning for Intercultural Communication
- International Management
- International Project Management
- Critical Reading and Writing at MA Level
- Language in Context
- Localisation for Linguists
- Approaches to Translation Genres
- Enhanced Languages/Translation Modules
- Professional Problem-Based Learning
Teaching and assessment
Teaching takes place through lectures, seminars, small-group work and workshops. You’ll be assessed by essays, presentations, practical translation technologies projects, translation assignments, a translation exam and a dissertation.
Information for international students
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Enquiries
- +44 (0)114 222 0631