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Intercultural Communication for Business and Professions - MSc (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

This programme provides you with a wide range of in-depth knowledge and skills and enables you to focus on aspects of intercultural communication that are relevant to people working either in business or in other professions.

Our core modules develop your ability to analyse, explain and investigate effective communication across cultures. Optional modules enable you to select particular areas in which you want to specialise, according to your own intellectual interests or career aspirations.

The programme concludes with an empirical piece of research, which will allow you to put your knowledge into practice and further hone your practical skills in carrying out systematic research.

Related Degrees: 

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA

Core Modules:

Optional Modules:

Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have been offered:

  • Globalisation and Diversity in the Workplace
  • Public Relations
  • Management/Marketing
  • Media communication
  • Translation

To view the full list of optional modules in greater detail, please click here.

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


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.

Contact Hours:

No typical contact hours.

Modules with 15 CATS usually consist of 3 contact hours per week, while option modules with 10 CATS have 2 contact hours per week.

The normal load of a single 10 CATS module corresponds to 10 hours’ work per week, including lecture time and weekly assignments’.

For all modules you will be required to also complete course work outside the regular class times, consisting of reading, group work activities, etc.

Class Sizes:

Typically 35 students in a lecture and 18 students in a seminar.


Programmes within the department of Applied Linguistics are assessed through a variety of methods depending on the module choices you make. For detailed information on individual modules please visit the website.

Alumni have gone on to work across 20 different countries and in multiple industries including: marketing, PR and media, consulting, management/HR and education.

In May and June we host Live Chats for all MSc applicants and would be delighted if you were able to join in.

Normally we also have one of our current MSc students join in to give you some more insight into life at Warwick from a student perspective.

Live Chats take place on every first Wednesday of the month.

Check our website to find out when the next one is.

You will also find a link on the website ahead of time, in order to take part in it. There is no need to sign up or book a time slot. Just come along.

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Essential information

Course Code

P-X9PJ (P-X9PJP for part-time)


Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Part-time: up to 4 years

Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language Requirements

Band A

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with 6.5 in reading and writing)

Department of Study

Applied Linguistics

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

See Student Finance


Worldwide Bursary (2 available):

  • Worth 50% of the full tuition fee*
  • Applications from overseas and UK/EU

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2019

UK/EU Support Bursaries (3 available)

  • Worth £3,000 each
  • Applications from UK/EU only

Deadline for applications: 20 August 2019

For more details, please click here.

Additional Course Costs

No additional course costs.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.