MA Intercultural Communication and International Development
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.
About the course
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.
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.
Examples of optional modules
Teaching and assessment
Lectures, seminars, small-group work and workshops. You’re assessed on coursework and a dissertation. The dissertation involves a work placement (often undertaken in the global south) with a development organisation.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is 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.