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This MA explores intercultural communication through a range of interdisciplinary perspectives. The understanding you gain will equip you to investigate in new ways questions around language, culture and diversity, helping you to overcome barriers to understanding while also preparing you for research, policy and practice in applied language studies, education and the workplace in a superdiverse and communicatively complex world.About this degreeThis programme will provide you with
This MA explores intercultural communication through a range of interdisciplinary perspectives. The understanding you gain will equip you to investigate in new ways questions around language, culture and diversity, helping you to overcome barriers to understanding while also preparing you for research, policy and practice in applied language studies, education and the workplace in a superdiverse and communicatively complex world.
About this degree
This programme will provide you with interdisciplinary insights into intercultural communication, drawing upon applied linguistic, anthropological, sociological, language educational and cultural studies perspectives. It will also develop your capacity to analyse, evaluate and synthesise sociocultural and linguistic data, primary and secondary sources, as well as helping you to design research.
Who this course is for
This programme is suitable for anyone with a keen interest in issues of communication across languages and cultures. In addition to language educators and communications professionals, it is also directed at graduates in languages, linguistics, education and all those with an interest in critical understandings of language, culture and identity.
What this course will give you
The Department of Culture, Communication and Media (CCM) is committed to excellence in teaching, research and consultancy across a range of areas including intercultural communication.
Our rich research culture will bring you into contact with thriving IOE research centres whose work feeds into our teaching and our wide range of internal and public events. These include the Centre for Applied Linguistics, which conducts research in areas such as bilingualism and multilingualism, linguistic ethnography, semiotics and language education policy and practice.
The foundation of your career
This programme not only provides you with an outstanding foundation for PhD research and an academic career but will also prepare you to develop yourself internationally in areas such as education, communications or public relations. Group discussions and debates in class will help you to acquire strong presentation and negotiation skills. Likewise, the analytical and research skills you will gain are highly valued by employers from a range of sectors. Additional activities are available both within the department and the wider IOE and UCL community to help you to develop your employability through public talks, seminars and other networking opportunities.
Teaching and learning
This programme is delivered through lectures, supervisory tutorials, student presentations and class discussions. Within sessions, students often engage in individual, pair and group tasks for feedback in plenary. Students are assessed through written coursework, oral presentation and the final Dissertation. Alternative modes of assessment may be a feature of some modules.
Graduates of this programme will include university and college lecturers, researchers, education professionals and others working, or planning to work, in diverse cultural and linguistic settings. Fields might include international schooling, NGOs, international development, international commercial enterprise, communications, consultancy and relevant academic disciplines.
Normally a minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject (e.g. English, languages, linguistics, and communication), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.
University College London (UCL) is one of the largest and most highly ranked higher education institutions in the world, conducting leading research across a wide range of subject areas. Throughout its long and prestigious history, it has inspired and educated countless minds and produced 30 Nobel prize recipients. With one campus located in the heart of Bloomsbury, and a second campus in vibrant east London the university is home to around 42,000 students representing over 150 countries globally, of which 24,000 are studying at postgraduate level.
There are more than 600 postgraduate research and taught degree options available, as well as teacher training courses in a wide range of academic areas.