Birkbeck, University of London
Intercultural Communication for Business and Professions
This course offers you an opportunity to raise your cross-cultural awareness and enhance your intercultural communicative competence in international business settings, to reflect on your own culture and language use, and to develop the professional and business communication skills necessary to advance your career in the international business world. It focuses on intercultural communication skills, including written, oral and interpersonal skills, and is specially designed for: Language and communication graduates who are looking to develop a career in international organisations or the business sector. Business graduates who would like to improve their professional and business communication skills to enhance their employability. Professionals working in fields such communication, public relations, human resources, management and business consulting who want to expand their global perspective and increase effectiveness. Intercultural trainers, coaches and consultants interested in enhancing their existing knowledge and experience. The programme benefits from a combination of knowledge-based and skills-oriented training, world-class experts in intercultural communication, Birkbeck's flexible and student-friendly support, and London's position as an international multicultural and multilingual city.
MA: Normally at least a 2nd-Class BA Honours or equivalent; preferred subjects include languages, linguistics, communication, TESOL, translation studies or business management (other subjects considered if you have relevant professional/personal experience). Work experience in an intercultural context is desirable, but not essential. A short admissions task of no more than 500 words will be requested to support your application. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.
Coursework; dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words or independent literature review of 4500-5000 words.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||October 2018||14,450 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2018||7,950 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2018||7,225 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2018||3,975 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||14,450 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2019||7,950 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2019||3,975 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2019||7,225 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||WC1E 7HX||London|
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