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Intercultural Business Communication MA

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Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Business Communication Skills International Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

MA Intercultural Business Communication will be of interest to those wishing to work in careers related to, or who have already worked in international business and management contexts. It will also be relevant to those who wish to become more successful in understanding communication or who are cultural specialists in their own professions.

The postgraduate course raises awareness of theories and practise of communication, culture, discourse and society and their applications in business interactions. The distinctiveness of the programme lies in the focus of the course’s principal components: emphasis on intercultural and communication theories applied to work-related contexts in International Business; multi-disciplinary pathways; and Research Training.

Learning Environment and Assessment

You will receive input from a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops. A student-centred approach is emphasised in the teaching and learning process.

We use a variety of assessment procedures including essays, reports, presentations, projects and examinations. The assessment methods and criteria we use are linked to the learning outcomes specified for each module.


At the end of the course, you will have acquired knowledge and understanding of theories and practise of organisational communication, intercultural business communication, increased cultural competence, discourse awareness; developed an awareness of how cultural differences can create conflict and resolution; and learned skills for undertaking independent research.


EB4703: The Work Placement Project (double module) (40 Credits) - Core
EB 4602: Theory and Practice in Intercultural Business Communication (20 Credits) - Core
EB 4902: Organisational Communication (20 Credits) - Core
EB4701: The Dissertation (40 Credits) - Core
EB 4708: Multicultural Marketing (20 Credits) - Core
EB4204: Research Methods (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have honours degree at 2:1.

University information

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire their students, the University provides a high-quality experience. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 3.7% of universities in the world, while 16...more