MA Intercultural Communication

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Learn how to communicate effectively in an intercultural workplace. Opt to study abroad for a semester and prepare for a role in today’s globalised world.

From teaching abroad to cultural research

Intercultural Communication student Stephen talks about teaching overseas, furthering his understanding of communication and culture at ARU, and the success he's found as a lecturer, researcher and author since graduating.

Stephen's story

Already have an ARU degree? You may be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship for students starting postgraduate courses.

On our MA Intercultural Communication, you’ll discover the importance of intercultural relationships both to the modern socio-economic climate – and to building a successful career within it.

As part of our postgraduate community in Cambridge, you’ll work alongside students from all over the world, gaining an additional understanding of intercultural environments that will support your studies.

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Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more
  • make the most of studying in the picturesque city of Cambridge, with its wealth of cultural connections and opportunities.

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Our course will prepare you for a career in many roles relating to intercultural communication, such as consultancy, marketing, education, communication in specific fields (e.g. business and medicine), diplomacy, public services and international bodies like the UN and NGOs.
It also offers you transferable skills and optional modules from other disciplines which help you to explore employment opportunities in the fields of international relations, sociology and research centres.

Past graduates now enjoy careers in intercultural training, such as for Communicaid, or work with non-governmental organisations such as UNESCO and UNICEF. They also work in intercultural mediation in educational or social contexts, language teaching, translation/interpretation services, international property sales and business, education or embassy administration.

After you graduate, you might also decide to continue your academic career with a research programme at ARU, such as our PhD English Language and Intercultural Communication. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.

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