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MAIntercultural Communication and International Development

Tuition fee £16,000 per year
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This course is designed to produce international developers with advanced intercultural communication skills – it’s taught by the School of Languages and Cultures and the Department of Geography.

A module on international project management integrates the two subjects and there are communication seminars designed for developers.

Fieldwork is important. The course includes a compulsory field class in the global south. Recent field classes were in the West Pokot region of Kenya and the suburbs of Cairo.

In a global society based on fairness, everyone’s voice should be heard. The world needs developers who can communicate across cultural boundaries and bring people together.

As a graduate of this course, you’ll be well placed to make a difference.

Programme structure

Core modules

Concepts and Approaches in Intercultural Communication
Ethnography: reflective practice
Ideas and Practice in International Development
Spatial Planning and Development in the Global South

You’ll also take a ten-day field class overseas. There is an extra charge for overseas trips, but it’s great experience and value for money.

Optional modules

International Management
Language in Context
Key Issues in Environment and Development
Understanding Environmental Change
Living with Climate Change
International Project Management
Approaches to Translation Genres
Enhanced Languages Project 1
Enhanced Languages Project 2
Tandem Learning for Intercultural Communication
Localisation for Linguists
Critical Reading and Writing at MA Level
Cities of Diversity
Cities of the South: planning for informality
Intercultural Communication in Practice
Professional Problem-based Learning


Small-group work



The dissertation involves a work placement (often undertaken in the global south) with a development organisation)

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States