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Intercultural Communication for Business and Professions - MSc (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2018 Entry)

Our Masters in Intercultural Communication for Business and 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.

The masters programme concludes with an empirical piece of research, which will allow you to not only put your knowledge to practice, but further hone your practical skills in carrying out systematic research, which translated into transferable skills frequently required in multiple industries, such as Marketing, Public Relations & Media, Consulting, Management/HR as well as Education. This final stage of the programme also equips you with skills crucial for a career in academia, i.e. seeking to undertake a PhD.

Core Modules:
• Understanding Culture
• Exploring Professional Communication
• Culture, Identity and Adaptation
• Intercultural Competence and Assessment
• Leadership, Teamwork and Culture
• Researching the Workplace

Optional Modules:
This programme has optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. At a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available in this department please visit the department website.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Your Master’s course is delivered by means of lectures, seminars, workshops and experiential practice sessions. In addition, you will carry out guided reading and complete assessed work for each module in the form of assignments, portfolios of materials and oral presentations.

You will be introduced to research methodologies which will help you carry out your research for your dissertation or major project. You will complete this in the summer with the support of a supervisor. Several of the modules will also help prepare you for living and working in an unfamiliar culture.

Programmes within the department of Applied Linguistics are assessed through a variety of methods depending on the module choices you make.


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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: up to 4 years

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline

English Language requirements

Band A (with 6.5 in reading and writing)


Applied Linguistics

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £19,300 per year

Part-time: (Part-time fees are charged over first 2 years of study)
Home/EU: £4,290 per year
Overseas: £9,650 per year

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.