Full-time: One year, Part-time: Three to Five years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
MA Intercultural Business Communication will be of interest to 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.
The postgraduate 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.
A minimum of a lower second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in Arts, Social Science, or Business related disciplines.
Applicants able to demonstrate appropriate work-based experience or possessing alternative professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Interviews may be required as part of the admissions process.
Students whose first language is not English are required to pass either the TOEFL (minimum 600-pbt or 250 cbt) OR IELTS (minimum 6.5).
Compulsory Modules (7)
Option Modules - (Choose 2)
A) Language and Communication
B) Translation and Interpretation
Option Modules cntd
E) Public Relations
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Students will be offered the opportunity to attend a residential team building training programme at the beginning of Semester 1. Students from non-traditional or international educational backgrounds have the opportunity to enrol for the free Certificate in Academic Development or to audit academic essay sessions to help them perform better in a UK University environment. Other opportunities include the International Society, the HOST Organisation, international films at the Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema. In addition there are opportunities to act as language ambassadors for your country.
You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Full-time: £6,300 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,000 per 20 credit module (first 6 modules) (UK/EU)
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
The UK Government has confirmed that a new postgraduate loan scheme will be introduced for students commencing a Full Masters Postgraduate programmes from 2016/17 academic year.
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, portfolios, presentations, projects and examinations. The assessment methods and criteria we use are linked to the learning outcomes specified for each module.
You have to complete a total of nine modules of which the Dissertation or Work Placement Project (based on a work placement of at least 6 weeks) are triple modules. Four modules are taught-core compulsory modules and two are option modules.
In addition to the compulsory modules, you will need to take two option modules which can be selected from the pathways listed below. The modules allow participants to develop further knowledge in a field of their interest such as linguistics, public relations, human resource management and translation, and to apply this knowledge to intercultural business communication in various contexts. However, entry to some of the modules is not automatic as there may be pre-requisites. In addition, options will only run provided there are adequate numbers.
At the end of the course, you will have acquired knowledge and understanding of principles and theories of communication, language, culture and society; developed an awareness of how cultural differences can create conflict; and learned skills for undertaking independent research.