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MSc/PGDip in Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions

The MSc ICBP attracts students who aspire to work and communicate effectively with people around the world and are keen to master those critical intercultural communicative challenges faced by so many internationally operating organisations.

Due to its sophisticated modular design, the MSc ICBP offers plenty of opportunities to tailor the programme to your personal career aspirations.

Teaching and learning

Lecture and seminars are taught by leading scholars in their respective fields, who also apply their research in practice, ensuring academic excellence, but also real world relevance. Due to our low staff-student ratio, we can truly get to know you and provide personalised professional development.

Every student on the programme is also assigned a personal tutor who will support you throughout the entire year and can advise on organisation and personal development plans.

Each module on the programme will enable you to use your newly acquired knowledge and apply it practically, for example through in-class discussions, simulations, group projects, case studies, written assignments or our experiential placement.

Our guest speaker series provide the space for you to ask organisations questions about working in international companies or multicultural workplaces. This allows you to gain first-hand insights into challenges that organisations face.

Module overview

While core modules establish the fundamentals of intercultural communication, our option modules allow you to expand and apply your newly acquired knowledge in speciality areas of interest. Optional modules draw on concepts covered in core modules and constitute a comprehensive and holistic approach to studying.

Experiential placements

One of the unique features of the MSc ICBP is the possibility for you to undertake an experiential placement as part of your degree programme. A placement can take the form of a four-week visit to a partner university or a work placement in an organisation of your choice.

This addition to our programme offers a valuable opportunity to go beyond your classroom and on-campus experiences, enabling you to develop professionally and grow personally. In the past, students have had experiential placements all over the world, including countries like South Africa, Germany, Belgium, Australia and China.


Recent industry studies demonstrate clearly that the ability to work in multicultural teams and being able to communicate effectively across cultures is now one of the top skills sought after by employers when hiring graduates. The MSc ICBP programme directly responds to the demand for such skilled graduates and has seen students successfully venture into many different industries.

By completing the MSc ICBP you'll also become a part of our alumni community, offering you contact with former students in a wide range of industries from over 30 different countries.

Full-time or part-time learning

The MSc can be taken as a one year, full-time programme or as a part-time programme spread over a maximum of four years. You can tailor the pace of studying to your own needs and we can devise a customised schedule that matches your availability and desired pace of learning.

How can I apply?

All applications need to be submitted through the centralised Warwick online application system (

Successful applicants will normally demonstrate excellence in their undergraduate degree programme, in any field of study. In addition, students who have been accepted for the MSc ICBP have also demonstrated in their personal statements a genuine, evidence-based interest in and/or sensitivity to intercultural/multicultural issues.

International students need to have an English language score of 6.5 on the IELTS test, or the equivalent on a test approved by the UK Border Agency.

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Further information

More information on the MSc Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions

Essential Information

Full time: 1 year
Part-time: 2-4 years

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

English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 (with 6.5 in reading and writing)

Location of study
University of Warwick

Course fees


Full time:
Home/EU: £8,170 per year
Overseas: £18,380 per year

Part time: (Part time fees are charged over first 2 years of study)
Home/EU: £4,085 per year
Overseas: £9,190 per year


Full time:
Home/EU: £5,450 (2 terms)
Overseas: £12,240 (2 terms)

Part time: (Part time fees are charged over first 2 years of study)
Home/EU: £2,725 (2 terms)
Overseas: £6,120 (2 terms)

Find out more about Fees and Funding

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Application information

This information is applicable for 2017 entry.