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MSc/PGDip in Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions

Standard Duration: Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2-4 years

Min. entry requirements: Good 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline

English Language: IELTS 6.5 (with a 6.5 in Reading and Writing)

This course is for you if you’re working in an international or multicultural context. You’ll receive in-depth training in intercultural communication, with a focus on its relevance to people working in business or in other professions (e.g. education, public relations, international diplomacy or international aid).

Core modules focus on culture and communication, developing your ability to analyse, explain and research intercultural communication, and strengthening your practical cultural interaction skills. You can also choose from optional modules that enable you to specialise in various communication and/or
professionally oriented areas. The programme can be tailored to your own needs and interests, so you get to decide what and how you study.

You may decide to explore your own interests through a dissertation, or you may prefer to complete a four-week experiential placement and major project. The placement gives you the option to study at one of our linked overseas universities, in China for example, or even select your own approved international institution. Our graduates typically combine the expertise they gain on this course with the specialism of their first degree, moving into fields such as human resources, marketing, management, international development, intercultural training, and translation.

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Entry Requirements

Good 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline

English Language Requirements

Band A, IELTS 6.5 (with a 6.5 in Writing and Reading and Writing for MSc/PG Diploma in Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions)


All applications should be made online at

Application Deadline

Places on postgraduate taught courses are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.

If you are an international applicant and need to obtain a student visa, you will need to leave plenty of time for this process.

For this reason, international applicants must submit their application by 31 July for courses that begin in September. If you are a UK or EU applicant, there are no deadlines for applications to postgraduate taught places.

Tuition Fees

MSc Intercultural Communication
(Part time fees are charged over first 2 years of study)

Full-time £7,780, Part-time £3,890

Overseas (Band 1):
Full-time £17,500, Part-time £8,750

PG Diploma Intercultural Communication

Full time £5,190, Part time £2,595

Full time £11,660, Part time £5,830

MA/PGDip in English Language Teaching

Full-time £7,780, Part-time £3,890

Overseas - Band 1:
Full-time £17,500, Part-time £8,750


Details of funding opportunities are available via the Graduate School.