University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Intercultural Business Communication

Students explore theories of communication, culture, language and society and their applications in business interactions. The distinctiveness of the programme lies in the focus of the course�s 3 principal components: emphasis on intercultural and communication theories applied to work-related contexts in international business; multi-disciplinary pathways with specialist modules; and research training alongside project management. Employability is a major focus on this course; the work placement module gives students the opportunity to work as an intern as part of the programme. Input is given on employability skills including personal branding and using social media, helping them to go on a placement in the country of their choice.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a lower 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in arts, social science, or business related disciplines. Students whose 1st language is not English are required to pass either the TOEFL (minimum 600-pbt or 250 cbt); or IELTS (minimum 6.5).

Course modules

Modules include: Theory and practice in intercultural business communication; multicultural marketing; organisational communication; dissertation or work placement project (based on a work placement of at least 4 weeks); plus 2 optional modules from any of the following pathways: public relations; business; interpreting and translation; tourism; language and communication.

Assessment methods

We use a variety of assessment procedures including essays, portfolios, presentations, projects and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 525 per Module (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 525 per Module (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
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01772 892400