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BA (Hons)

International Business Communication (IBC)

3 years
September 2024

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

  • 1st
    in the North West for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Business and Management Studies)
  • 3rd
    in the UK (out of 94) for student satisfaction
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  • 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.
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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.


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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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£9,250 per year
Full-time£16,500 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£17,325 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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