University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Communication and Language Skills

This course is designed to produce highly competent linguists for the modern business and media world. Combining the theory with the practice of communication, it has a distinctive vocational orientation and focuses on English as the medium of communication.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Core modules: Theory and practice of communication; communication in different contexts (writing and speech); dissertation/major project. Optional modules: Communicating with different audiences; independent learning; intercultural communication; specialised translation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on essays, projects, portfolios, practical translation assignments, presentations, in-class tests and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,550 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

Key information

Admissions Team, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 9284 8299