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Cross-Cultural Communication and International Management MA

The Cross-Cultural Communication and International Management MA provides theoretical, research and practical training in international and intercultural communication and international business management.

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  • September 2024


This Cross-Cultural Communication and International Management Master's celebrates diversity in cultural contexts. Its focus is on the skills, competencies and knowledge essential in today's global business environment.

The International Management pathway is a specialism of the Cross-Cultural Communication MA. It allows you to study international business management and intercultural communication. 

The course responds to the growing internationalisation of business and management practice. Academic staff from Newcastle University Business School (NUBS) staff deliver this specialist pathway.

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • evaluate the global activities of business, governments and multi-national institutions
  • diagnose and analyse issues confronting managers in international businesses
  • conduct a marketing audit procedure
  • operationalise and evaluate a marketing plan
  • analyse approaches to business strategy in an international context
  • advise on HRM policy development and strategy within international corporations
  • prepare, analyse and interpret accounting statements
  • design, structure, organise and carry out an advanced research project

You'll have access to the Business School's excellent facilities. NUBS partners with major corporate and social enterprises and academic institutions. These partnerships open many opportunities for students.

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What you'll learn

Language and communication

This strand is delivered by academic staff in applied linguistics and communication within the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences. The strand comprises one compulsory module and a number of optional modules available to all cross-cultural communication students.

International management pathway-specific modules

The international management strand of taught modules is delivered by academic staff in Newcastle University Business School (NUBS). You will study with other students of international management.


You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

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Lijun Zhang

This programme combines my interests and career development needs. One of the best things about studying interculturalism is that being in the middle of it allows me to constantly reflect on and apply what I've learned in my day-to-day studies and life.
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How you'll learn


Your development

Our programme is designed to support your development over the course of the year.

Semester 1 modules will give you a foundational knowledge of key areas in intercultural communication. Semester 2 modules will allow you to build on this. You will select specialist topics suited to your interests and future goals.

Through class discussion and assessment, you will reflect on your own intercultural communication, learning and development.

Through a research portfolio, you'll gain the analytical and theoretical skills required to understand and analyse communication in a wide range of settings. For example, your empirical project can be in connection with voluntary work (for a charity or NGO). Or, it can be related to an internship, arranged over the summer towards the end of the course.

As a part-time student, you can conduct a research project of relevance to your employer and/or industry.

Your future

Intercultural communication careers

The Cross-Cultural Communication Masters are relevant if you wish to study communication, language and culture. This course will prepare you for work in international and intercultural environments.

Communication is an essential aspect of the work in roles such as:

  • marketing and communications
  • communications consultants
  • human resources advisors
  • international recruitment
  • digital communications
  • translators and interpreters
  • social workers
  • international sales representatives
  • NGO staff
  • Study Abroad coordinators
  • teachers

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body


As a student in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences you'll have access to facilities and a growing collection of online resources. This includes:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Admissions policy

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Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow you to convert existing relevant university-level knowledge, skills and experience into credits towards a qualification. Find out more about the RPL policy which may apply to this course

INTO International Pre-Master's - Pathway course

Our Business and Humanities Pre-Master's will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course. 

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  • virtual open days
  • webinars

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Questions about this course?

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Degree Programme Secretary
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8830


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