MA Intercultural Communication
University of Bedfordshire
Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 7)
Full time - Classroom
To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution. The university will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.
IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any subcomponent; OR evidence that you have been instructed and assessed predominantly in English for a significant part of your educational career.
The course uses a range of assessment methods. You are required to undertake a variety of group activities leading to individual assessment and individually based assessments. These assessments include individual reports, presentations and examinations.
In some assessments, you collaborate in groups with other students to identify and research different case studies. The information prepared by the group then forms the basis of your individual assessment. The assessments test knowledge and understanding of the subject matter.
The written assignments and formative group reports contribute to the learning outcomes focusing on your ability to research and critically evaluate elements of the curriculum in depth. They generally allow you to use a variety of academic sources to support your viewpoints.
The end-of-unit assignments and examinations focus primarily on critical discussion of theory and current practice and provide the reassurance of guaranteed student authorship, and a true measure of your own ability and understanding.
This course is primarily aimed at people wanting to move directly into employment but if you find your studies particularly stimulating and want to study further then there is always the possibility to continue to Doctoral studies.
This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to work in the field of intercultural training and international relocation, preparing clients to work internationally. Your membership of SIETAR will allow you to network with practitioners in this field prior to and after graduation.
If you do not wish to become a trainer, you will be well placed to apply for positions in organisations where your understanding of culture and its impact on different societies is needed. You may wish to apply for positions within variety of organisations or charities, such as: NGOs, HRM departments or marketing departments within international organisations; the Police or Armed Forces; or local or international government institutionsâ€™.
Reasons for choosing this course
Main learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates should be able to:-
How this course will enhance your career prospects:
The course will foster employability through key skills development linked to practice, including effective communication orally and in writing.
In addition, intercultural competence is becoming increasingly important in our global economy. By studying intercultural communication, you are equipped with the skills to work in a wide variety of institutions and organisations. The practical Intercultural Training unit prepares you to work in the field of intercultural training or in relocation companies.
The emphasis is on the differing cultures in both multi-cultural and international organisations, including domains such as health, education, NGOs, conflict management, aid agencies and business. This equips you to find careers in intercultural training; international business; international relations; travel and tourism; teaching; NGOs; Health and Aid Agencies; the UN; the Peace Corps; and Peace Keeping organisations.
Graduate impact statement
The course has been designed to develop graduates who are able to:
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