University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Intercultural Communication with International Business

This programme combines linguistic studies, cultural studies, international business components and training in research methods. You will take six compulsory modules, two optional modules and write a dissertation where you have the opportunity to specialise according to your personal interests. The programme includes numerous opportunities to apply and develop your skills through practical tasks. The programme is ideal for business professionals who wish to enhance their profile with a postgraduate qualification; and for graduates of humanities, English language or business disciplines who would like to deepen their insight into business across linguistic and cultural boundaries.

Entry requirements

MA: Entry is open to applicants with a UK first or 2:1 honours degree or equivalent. Relevant work experience can be taken into account where applicants have not reached the standard entry requirements. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.5 in Writing, 6.0 in each other component (or equivalent). For current entry requirements, please visit our website. The link is under Course contact details.

Course modules

Example module listing: Introduction to Research Methods; Organisational Behaviour; International Business Management; Intercultural Communication for Business Purposes; Teaching Intercultural Communication; Interpersonal Communication; Global Diversity in Language and Communication; Theories of Professional Communication; Identity: Marketing and Communication in Practice; Globalisation: Theories, Discourses and Practices; The Language of Advertising; Organisations and Written Communication; Dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include examination and written assignments and a 10,000-12,000 word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2018 7,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 12 Months
MA Part-time September 2018 3,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2018 8,500 per Year 1 (International) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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