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Cross-Cultural Communication and Education MA

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.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2023

Overview

The Education pathway is a specialism on the Cross-Cultural Communication MA. It combines 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. This course is for you if you're concerned with educational leadership and management in all sectors of education.

A feature of the Cross-Cultural Communication and Education MA 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 around the world need to develop skills and understanding of leadership. At the start of your career, you'll benefit from understanding 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 systems through:

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

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What you'll learn

Language and communication

Applied linguistics academic staff within the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences will 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 will 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

Our Cross-Cultural Communication and Education 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 And Education Master's is relevant if you wish to study communication, language and culture. The 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

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Facilities

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2023 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 2023 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply


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

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