University of Leicester

University of Leicester

International Communication and Culture

Students discover how cultural meanings are carried within every message and what their effects are at an international level: how they are mediated, interpreted and translated. Students gain the skills required to critically explore the (trans)formation and effects of messages and their meanings in a globalised world. Students also learn how to translate and interpret the delivery of these messages to international audiences and markets, and develop the ability to negotiate and promote intended meaning.

Entry requirements

Applicants require an upper 2nd Class degree or equivalent in a relevant subject; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: analysing transnational and intercultural meaning: images and film/language, texts and discourses; negotiation in international contexts: the use of language across cultures; representing intercultural meaning: exhibition project or film festival (alternate years); transnational flows, mediascapes and global meaning: making in intercultural contexts. Option modules: global cultural cities: the visual representation of Barcelona: tourism, football, architecture, festivals; global media events: spectacles, festivals and conferences; global online communication: self-expression and identity; intercultural rhetoric, translation and mediation: promotional, educational and public communication; mediating distant suffering: pity, trauma and victimhood in a transnational context; memory beyond borders: the transnational politics of memory and remembering; cinematic representations of Latin America: local versus global; representing intercultural meaning: film project; theories of culture and communication; transcultural and transnational aesthetic practices: cinema, magazines, fashion and museums; understanding multilingual contexts: ethnic minorities and the global level; world literature: narratives, genres and networks.

Assessment methods

The final dissertation is individually supervised. All other modules are taught by diverse methods in seminar or tutorial groups. Assessment is by essay and/or by practical tasks and presentations where appropriate. All work submitted for assessment must be in English.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,195 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,470 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,470 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,470 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,470 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,470 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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