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Intercultural Business Communication

1 Year
September 2022
Campus Taught

Whether you’re pursuing a career relating to international business, you’re a cultural specialist in your own profession, or you wish to become more successful in communication, this course guides you through the theories and practice of communication, culture, discourse, society - and their applications in business management interactions.

This course is being reapproved under the University’s normal cycle of review.   As such, the course structure and content may be changed to enable the University to deliver a better quality of educational experience to students.

If you aspire to communicate effectively across cultures, want to enhance your skills in intercultural business, and would jump at the chance of a work experience placement as part of your studies, our MA in Intercultural Business Communication is the course for you.

Acquire a skillset that can be used in every industry and develop your interest in the influence of culture on the work environment. You’ll benefit from an extended work placement, multi-disciplinary pathways, research training, and a deep dive into intercultural and communication theories applied to work-related, international business contexts.

This course can be studies for one year, or you can opt for a two year course which includes a extended professional placement.

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.
  • Our research-active teaching staff bring research of international standing into your classroom sessions and tutorials. More importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to help to develop that research.

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.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Professional Placement

If you’re full-time, you’ll have the opportunity to take on an employability or enterprise project in Year 1 (Years 1-4, part-time) and to complete a UK-based or overseas professional placement in Year 2 (Year 5, part-time).

We are involved in many exciting projects and work with partner institutions around the world to offer you visits, internships and placement opportunities.

Future careers

With an MA in Intercultural Business Communication, you’ll be well-qualified to work in business and management companies, as well as international and local businesses which require intercultural communication expertise. 

There will also be opportunities to work as a cultural and communication consultant, international project manager, an international relations manager, and other related careers.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£7100 per year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Full-time£13500 per year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Full-time£13500 per year
Full-time£7800 per year
Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Full-time£14500 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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