Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Intercultural Communication Research

This unique course in intercultural communication research will expand your awareness of different cultures and workplace diversity, enhance your understanding of intercultural communication, and encourage you to reflect on your own culture and language use. You will also improve your professional and business communication skills, including written, oral and interpersonal skills, in international settings. The programme, which is based within Birkbeck's MA Intercultural Communication in Business and Professions, values the importance of bridging the gap between theory and practice in the field of intercultural communication and is structured to strike a balance between ideas and real-world experience. This course is specifically designed for intercultural trainers, coaches and consultants interested in enhancing their existing knowledge and experience, and for professionals working in fields such as communication, public relations, human resources, management and business consulting, who want to expand their global perspective and increase intercultural effectiveness. You will develop the professional and business communication skills you need to proceed to a career in the international business world. The programme benefits from a combination of knowledge-based and skills-oriented training, world-class experts in intercultural communication, Birkbeck's flexible, student friendly support, and London's position as an international multicultural and multilingual city. If you unable or unsure about committing to a full Master's, this programme will help you gain cutting-edge, practical knowledge of the field of intercultural communication. Upon completion of the course, you can choose to go on to complete Birkbeck's MA Intercultural Communication for Business and Professions, if you wish. This course also includes a 1-day workshop that will boost your empirical research skills.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Usually an upper second-class honours degree or above in a relevant subject and/or professional training and expertise. A short admissions task of no more than 500 words may be requested, to support your application. You must provide 2 references, at least 1 of which should be an academic reference. 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.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

100% coursework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2018 - 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2018 - 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2018 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication
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