International Communication and Culture

MA, 1 year, full-time

This is for you if... you want to gain a deeper understanding of how cultural meanings are carried within every message and the impact this can have on global communication.

Course Description

This degree provides a theoretical and practical understanding of global communication as a cultural process. During the course, you will discover how cultural meanings are carried within every message and what their effects are at an international level – how they are mediated, interpreted and translated.

You will gain the skills required to critically explore messages and their meanings in a globalised world. You will also learn how to translate and interpret the delivery of these messages to international audiences and markets, and develop the ability to negotiate and promote intended meaning. You will develop strong intercultural communication skills alongside theoretical and practice-based understanding of the dynamics of intercultural interactions, transnational media in an ever-globalising world.

The course includes four core modules where you will explore the global studies of communication and culture and develop skills in relevant research methods, as well as textual and image analysis. The option modules will allow you to specialise in areas such as media events, global icons, social media and intercultural communication.

We live in a world connected by complex means of communication across cultures and transnational media, and this MA responds directly to the global demand of employers, which will prepare you for a host of opportunities in the workplace. This degree is ideal if you have studied culture or communication and wish to gain a more practical element to your knowledge with a focus on international markets, or if you work in the industry and would like to get a more thorough understanding of transcultural communication, which is directly linked to your own professional experience.

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
Department
Media and Communication
Contact

Course director
Dr Christian Morgner
cm570@le.ac.uk

Course enquiries
+44 (0)116 252 3863

Media and Communication website

Why Leicester?

One of the UK's longest established academic centres for communication and media studies, we are internationally recognised for our innovative research.

Our research work is being supported by major government and international organisations.

In 1978 the University of Leicester launched the UK's first Masters Degree in the field of media and communication.

You will be taught by experienced tutors and leading researchers in the field.

Course Structure

Core modules

Core modules

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Option modules

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and Assessment

Modules are taught through a combination of seminars and tutorials using a variety of teaching methods. Your dissertation will be individually supervised.

Assessment is by essay and/or by practical tasks and presentations where appropriate. All work submitted for assessment must be in English.

Entry Requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

International Qualifications

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Fees and Funding

Career Opportunities

The MA in International Communication and Cultures will broaden your employment options as you will gain knowledge and skills that will be invaluable within today's increasingly complex world of inter-cultural communications.

The course responds directly to the global demand of employers. You will graduate with strong intercultural communication skills alongside theoretical and practice-based understanding of the dynamics of intercultural interactions and transnational media.

Global employers may want to localise their websites or find the right keywords to have on Google (new media); they may want to communicate complex strategies to a vast audience (education, business, media or politics) or they may want to demonstrate to others those aspects of life, social problems or values that are meaningful to them, such as migration, exclusion or global trade (museums, exhibitions, festivals and community work); and you will become equipped with the skills necessary to work in precisely these kinds of areas.

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Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
International Communication and Culture MA 1 year full-time September each year Apply Now
Course
International Communication and Culture
Qualification
MA
Duration
1 year full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability

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