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BA (Hons)

International Business Communication (IBC)

3 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught

Are you interested in developing your professional communication skills? As well as your intercultural competence, business and management knowledge. Our International Business Communication direct entry Year 3 degree is for you.

Why study with us

  • Experience business in action with staff and students from around the world. This course provides real-world simulations and case study opportunities.
  • Excellent selection of modules designed to complement your previous study in your country of origin.
  • Take advantage of the fantastic facilities available, such as our Worldwise Learning Centre here in Preston.

What you'll do

  • Develop a specialist toolkit of communication competencies. From Intercultural Communication for Professional Purposes, Research Methods for Applied International Business Communication to Marketing and Advertising Communication.
  • Access industry-standard language learning resources at our Worldwise Learning Centre. Including satellite TV, translation suites, and self-study audio and video materials. As well as software such as Rosetta Stone.
  • You’ll regularly get to hear from expert guest speakers from across the Globe. Offering you insights into the importance of Business Communication internationally.

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.

Join us on campus

Book a place at our Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 17 June. Here you'll be able to explore our campus and facilities, meet academic staff & chat to students.

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Studying this course in China

At our Preston campus in the UK, we only offer this course as a top up, allowing students to study Year 3 only. The full course is run in partnership with the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE). You are able to study years 1, 2 and 3 of this programme at SUIBE, China.

Future careers

Many of our students go on to work in Hospitality, Recruitment and Human Resources, including:

  • Equality and Diversity
  • Business
  • Public Relations
  • Events Management
  • Tourism
  • Finance including Insurance
  • Marketing
  • Education including Teaching, TEFL / TESOL and Translation

Fees and funding

Full-time£9250 per year from year 1
Distance Full-time£9250 per year
Full-time£14250 per year from year 1
Distance Full-time£14250 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year from year 1
Distance Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£14,900 per year from year 1
Distance Full-time£9,250 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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