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Programme

Our Masters in Intercultural Communication for Business & the Professions provides you with a wide range of in-depth knowledge and skills relating to intercultural communication. Its distinctive feature is that it enables you to focus on aspects of intercultural communication that are relevant to people working

  • either in business (in such areas such as marketing, management or human resources) or
  • in other professions (such as NGOs, education, or diplomacy).


Our core modules focus on culture and communication. They develop your ability to analyse, explain and investigate effective communication across cultures, as well as nurture your practical skills in intercultural interaction. Our option modules enable you to select particular areas which you want to specialise in, according to your own intellectual interests or career aspirations.

Good to know
  • The masters programme is usually taken as a one year, full-time programme.
  • Academic year:
    • Term 1: October to December
    • Term 2: January to March.
    • Term 3: April to September
  • For the first half of the programme, you will complete your taught modules over two terms.
  • In term 3 you will complete a research project which you will design yourself with the support of your own designated tutor.
  • During the summer, you will also have the opportunity to do a placement. You can make arrangements, with the approval of your tutor, to work in a different environment, or a new country.
  • Alternatively, you may spend 4 weeks at one of our partner universities overseas, such as in China.
  • Part-time study: it is also possible to complete the programme part-time, spread over a maximum of four years. If you are interested in part-time study, you should email the Course Manager in the first instance to discuss the schedule for your programme.