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Intercultural Communication MA

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Full time | University of Sheffield | 1 year | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Communication Studies Community Relations

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Learn best practice for effective communication at work across a wide range of cultural groups, and develop your communication skills in more than one language. As one of the first UK universities to offer a course in this field, our staff are at the forefront of this developing discipline.

Course description

If you want to work in an international, multicultural environment and develop advanced intercultural competence and communication skills in more than one language, this course is for you.

You'll create a bespoke course with optional modules within a clear structure that reflects your unique interests and ambitions. You'll have the option to specialise in either Digital Information or Audio Visual Media. We'll help you develop your intercultural knowledge and skills and apply them to your area of interest, whether you have a background in languages, social sciences or science and engineering.

The course combines the study of theory and practice with critical thinking and reflection. We’ll cover the main theories of intercultural communication, including best practice for effective communication at work, which will help you to connect theory with real-life situations.

You'll develop essential skills in ethnographic research and form systematic approaches to complex problems and engage with major intercultural questions and issues relevant to your future profession. Our optional modules give you the chance to focus on your area of interest.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information:

Modules

The aim of this module is to give students of the Applied Languages MA Programmes the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to complete successfully the requirements of their postgraduate programme, including writing an essay at MA level and undertaking a dissertation in the field (to be agreed with the dissertation supervisor). Students will be introduced to library skills, academic requirements of writing an essay at MA level, referencing conventions, plagiarism issues and autonomous learning. Students will be introduced to the requirements of a dissertation at Sheffield, and follow appropriate support lectures supporting the student in identification of the research area; reading to be undertaken, adopting appropriate methodologies and the development of original ideas and insights.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree in arts or social sciences and an advanced working knowledge of two languages (CEFR B1/B2).