University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Intercultural Communication

This course focuses on the identification, analysis and resolution of conflicts in communication across different cultures; it addresses case studies of intercultural miscommunication at the level of international political terminology and in discursive/pragmatic strategies; it also addresses the representation of cross-national conflicts and the representation of migration conflicts; these case studies link to the broader topics of language in diplomatic contexts, language and social cohesion, language and racism, language and gender, and language in the globalisation process; the course is intended specifically for international students and integrates English skills training into the overall programme of study; suits students who are seeking to deepen their knowledge of language use in a number of types of conflicts involving media, diplomatic contexts and communication in international organisations, such as the EU and UNO, or NGOs.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree, at 2.1 level or equivalent. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries. For a full list of these, as well as the qualifications / tests that we will consider, please visit our website.

Course modules

Core modules: Linguistic communication amongst cultures, textual interaction and ideology: the power of discourse, and cultural representations and language. Optional modules: Language issues in a global multilingual context; any other approved MA module from within the school or the faculty of arts and humanities; there is also a compulsory research methods module which is taken by all LCS MA students.

Assessment methods

Assessment is on the basis of coursework and the dissertation of 15,000 words (although modules taken from outside the School may contain an examined element).

Sponsorship information

The university offers a range of scholarships and bursaries which are based on academic merit.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,900 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 12,900 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

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