|Study location||United Kingdom, Sheffield|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£16,000 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A 2:1 or equivalent in any subject discipline. You must also have an advanced working knowledge of two languages (CEFR B1/B2), one of which should be English.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
These should be supplied and signed by academic staff at institutions where you have studied previously. They must be presented on the official letter-headed paper of the relevant institution. If you have been out of education for the last two years, you can send one academic reference plus one from your current employer if you wish.
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.
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.
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
The dissertation involves a work placement (often undertaken in the global south) with a development organisation)