Learn how to communicate effectively in an intercultural workplace. Opt to study abroad for a semester and prepare for a role in today’s globalised world.
Intercultural Communication student Stephen talks about teaching overseas, furthering his understanding of communication and culture at ARU, and the success he's found as a lecturer, researcher and author since graduating.Stephen's story
On our MA Intercultural Communication, you’ll discover the importance of intercultural relationships both to the modern socio-economic climate – and to building a successful career within it.
As part of our postgraduate community in Cambridge, you’ll work alongside students from all over the world, gaining an additional understanding of intercultural environments that will support your studies.
As well as gaining business communication skills, you’ll explore language and cultural theory, and the research skills and techniques that you’ll need to both critically evaluate the literature on the course and put into practice in your own dissertation.
You’ll also examine the development of relations, communicative styles and values between individuals and groups of different cultural backgrounds.
By learning to use different methodological tools to understand language and communication, you’ll sharpen your analytical skills and gain the confidence to think independently about the interdisciplinary, and often multinational, challenges of the modern workplace.
Seminars and guest lectures hosted by ARU’s Research Centre for Intercultural and Multilingual Studies will supplement your studies, and you’ll be supported throughout by our expert specialist lecturers.
As a student on our MA Intercultural Communication you’ll join a course twice awarded the National Languages for Export award, given to organisations that promote the importance of understanding international culture and language.
The impact of our English Language and Literature research was judged as "world-leading" in the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF2021).
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Course Leader, MA Intercultural Communication Senior Lecturer, Applied Linguistics and English Language
Our MA Intercultural Communication will prepare you for many different roles with international companies, local government and European institutions.
Past graduates now enjoy careers in intercultural training, such as for Communicaid, or work with non-governmental organisations such as UNESCO and UNICEF. They also work in intercultural mediation in educational or social contexts, language teaching, translation/interpretation services, international property sales and business, education or embassy administration.
After you graduate, you might also decide to continue your academic career with a research programme at ARU, such as our PhD English Language and Intercultural Communication. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.
“Taking part in the Eurocampus was an unforgettable experience that prepared me very well for my working life. My intercultural knowledge, acquired at the Eurocampus, is critical for my career as a personnel consultant.”
MA Intercultural Communication
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