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4054F - Cross-Cultural Communication and International Relations MA

Cross-Cultural Communication and International Relations MA

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Start in: September 2022

The Cross-Cultural Communication and International Relations MA provides theoretical, research and practical training in areas of international and intercultural communication and international relations.

Overview

The International Relations pathway is a specialism on the Cross-Cultural Communication MA. It lets you study international relations with intercultural communication. You'll gain a comprehensive grounding in the approaches to understanding contemporary international politics and society.

This master's addresses contemporary international dynamics through a range of approaches:

  • theoretical
  • empirical
  • area-based

Academic staff in politics from the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology deliver this specialist pathway.

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What you'll learn

Language and communication

Applied linguistics academic staff from the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences deliver this strand. The strand comprises one compulsory module and a number of optional modules available to all cross-cultural and communication students.

International relations pathway-specific modules

Academic staff in politics from the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology deliver the international relations strand of taught modules. You'll study with other politics students.

You'll develop:

  • advanced knowledge and understanding of areas such as international relations theory and international studies politics topics
  • knowledge of the more important approaches and methods in social science research and the techniques required to carry out advanced research
  • theoretical and practical research skills, including the synthesis of materials from a variety of primary and secondary sources

 

Modules

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.

How you'll learn

Your development

Placements

You're encouraged to apply your research interests to real-world case studies. These could be from international organisations or workplaces with which you have a connection.

For example, your empirical project submitted in research file three can be in connection with voluntary work (for a charity or NGO) or an internship, arranged over the summer towards the end of the course.

If you're 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 master's are relevant if you wish to study communication, language and culture. They'll also suit anyone intending to work, or are already working, in international and cross-cultural environments. Communication is an essential aspect of the work in roles such as:

  • communications consultants
  • interpreters
  • social workers
  • international sales representatives
  • journalists
  • medical and healthcare professionals
  • humanitarian aid staff
  • teachers
  • local government officials

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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

Facilities

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, including:

  • a well-stocked Education Resource Centre
  • Language Analysis Lab
  • a phonetics lab
  • an audio-video lab
  • a recording studio

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 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

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply


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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Christine Bell
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8830
Email: CCC@ncl.ac.uk

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