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Intercultural Communication and International Development MA

Intercultural Communication and International Development MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Communication Studies International Studies Community Relations Development Economics Development Politics

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

This course is designed to produce international development practitioners with advanced intercultural communication skills – it’s taught by the School of Languages and Cultures and the Department of Geography.

A module on international project management integrates the two subjects and there are communication seminars designed for developers.

Fieldwork is important. The course includes a compulsory field class in the global south. Recent field classes were in the Galapagos, Nepal and Tanzania.

In a global society based on fairness, everyone’s voice should be heard. The world needs developers who can communicate across cultural boundaries and bring people together. As a graduate of this course, you’ll be well placed to make a difference.

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

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Spatial Planning and Development in the Global South - Core
Ideas and Practice in International Development - Core
Ethnography: reflective practice - Core
Concepts and Approaches in Intercultural Communication - Core
Placement Dissertation - 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

A 2:1 in an arts or social sciences subject and an advanced working knowledge of two languages (CEFR B1/B2). Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.