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4069F - Cross-Cultural Communication and Education MA

Cross-Cultural Communication and Education MA

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Start in: September 2022

The Cross-Cultural Communication and Education MA provides theoretical, research and practical training in areas of international and intercultural communication and their application to education.

Overview

The Education pathway is a specialism on the Cross-Cultural Communication MA. You'll combine the study of intercultural communication with the study of education. You'll develop your knowledge of various aspects of education. You'll achieve a reflective but practical understanding of key issues in educational leadership and management.

Academic staff in education from the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences deliver this specialist pathway. It's suitable if you're concerned with educational leadership and management in all sectors of education.

A feature of the pathway is its international dimension. It provides a greater understanding of the comparative context of educational organisations. It also focuses on the latest thinking and research on educational effectiveness and leadership.

Education professionals in all parts of the world need to develop skills and understanding in leadership alongside their knowledge of learning and teaching. At the start of your career you'll benefit from understanding, for example, the management of change. This ensures you meet the demands of new developments in your country's education system.

You'll understand the wider leadership context of a variety of educational system through:

  • studying with students from other countries
  • the international examples discussed

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What you'll learn

Language and communication

Academic staff in applied linguistics within 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 Communication students.

Education pathway-specific modules

Academic staff in education from the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences deliver this strand of taught modules. You'll study alongside other education students.

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. This can be 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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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

Subject to Covid-19 restrictions, 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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Get in touch

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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