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Intercultural Communication

School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Our courses are about overcoming language barriers. An MA from Sheffield prepares you for a career in a multilingual workplace.
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Course description

We’ll cover the main theories of intercultural communication, including best practice for effective communication at work. This will enable you to connect theory with real-life situations. If you want to work in an international, multicultural environment, and develop advanced intercultural competence and communication skills in more than one language, this course is for you.

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Core modules

  •     Concepts and Approaches in Intercultural Communication
  •     Intercultural Communication in Practice
  •     Reflective Practice: Ethnography
  •     Dissertation

Optional modules

A range including:

  • Languages for Intercultural Communication
  • Tandem Learning for Intercultural Communication
  • International Management
  • International Project Management
  • Critical Reading and Writing at MA Level
  • Language in Context
  • Localisation for Linguists
  • Approaches to Translation Genres
  • Enhanced Languages/Translation Modules


Teaching takes place through lectures, seminars, small-group work and workshops.


You’ll be assessed by essays, presentations and a dissertation.


  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

The MA has definitely helped in my job – which I was given straight after my degree – in terms of me being able to communicate with the vastly different people that I meet everyday.

Jennifer Mowat
Intercultural Communication graduate

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree in arts or social sciences and an advanced working knowledge of two languages (CEFR B1/B2).

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students


You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.