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 and practise of communication, culture, discourse and society and their applications in business interactions. The distinctiveness of the programme lies in the focus of the course’s principal components: emphasis on intercultural and communication theories applied to work-related contexts in International Business; multi-disciplinary pathways; and Research Training.
Degree at 2:1, IELTS 6.5
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Students from non-traditional or international educational backgrounds have the opportunity to attend academic skills and writing sessions via WISER 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 via the Worldwise Centre.
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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.
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 or enterprise project) are double modules. Six modules are compulsory and three are option modules.
In addition to the compulsory modules, you will need to take any three option modules which can be selected from the list below. The modules allow participants to develop further knowledge in a field of their interest such as human resource management, interpreting and translation, Asia pacific studies, digital communication, global development, business modules for example accounting or tourism; and to apply this knowledge to intercultural business communication in various contexts. However, entry to some of the interpreting and translation modules is not automatic as there may be language proficiency pre-requisites - Arabic, German, French, Chinese. 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 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.