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Intercultural Business Communications MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

The demand for communicating effectively in intercultural business settings is increasing with the number of international and transnational companies now established in both developing and developed countries.

Overview

The Intercultural Business Communication course will give you the communication skills as well as the expertise in intercultural theory and practice that are crucial to these settings; increasing your opportunities in the competitive business and professional labour market.

Reasons to study Intercultural Business Communications at DMU:

  • Enhance your global career opportunities by learning and collaborating in an international environment; combine theory, practice and work experience through inter-professional learning alongside recent graduates and professionals from around the world
  • This course has a strong record for employability; our graduates work for a variety of global companies including Huawei Technologies Ltd - UK Office, Base Formula, Commercial Bank of China, Hainan Airlines, China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Avic International - Shanghai, China Minsheng Bank - Shenzhen, and Beijing City Construction Press, to name a few
  • Obtain a certificate in intercultural work experience with optional work placements in internationally-recognised organisations; developing your practical and professional skills
  • Flexible study opportunities allow you to enhance your existing skills and knowledge in your current business or organisation
  • You benefit from the research findings of the UK Prime Minister’s Initiative (PMI2); in which we were one of only five UK universities chosen to help secure the UK as a leader in international education
  • Benefit from teaching expertise across a range of academic and professional disciplines; with direct input and guest lectures from experienced industry practitioners
  • Supported by our dedicated Centre for Intercultural Research in Communication and Learning (CIRCL) , you will have access to national and international expertise from a range of intercultural research backgrounds

“ I fully enjoyed my study of MSc Intercultural Business Communication at De Montfort University and learned a lot. This master's study enabled me to find a full-time job straightaway after I completed my course in a British company where I use the knowledge and skills learned from the course to apply to my exciting work of marketing, liaising with clients and business negotiation with business partners in China and other countries. Doing this course is the best investment I have done for my career. ”
Rui DA, Base Formula

Scholarships:

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer two scholarships.

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship page.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Up to £6,000 worth of support available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship page.

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  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Course code: P20071

Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time

Attendance: Full-time students are expected to attend lectures and seminars most days of the week; one day a week will be allocated for work placement if you choose to take the weekly work placement option. Part-time students can expect to attend university two or three times per week, dependent on the duration.

Location of study: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Fees and funding:
Full-time: £4,980
Part-time
15 credit taught module £415
60 credit dissertation £1,660

September 2017: TBC

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or by submitting a direct application form.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

 


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Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Course code: P20071

Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time

Attendance: Full-time students are expected to attend lectures and seminars most days of the week; one day a week will be allocated for work placement if you choose to take the weekly work placement option.

Location of study: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Fees and funding:
Full-time: £12,200

September 2017: TBC

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or by submitting a direct application form.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

 


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Entry criteria

  • An Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject, including business, languages, translation, media, communication and technology
  • If you have no formal qualifications, but have extensive industry experience, your application may be considered on an individual basis, and you may be required to attend an interview

English language requirements:

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 with writing and speaking no less than 6.0. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information.

 

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Academic expertise

 

Course modules

  • Intercultural Communication Theories and Practices - underpins the theoretical foundation of intercultural communication
  • International Communication Skills for Professional and Business Contexts - provides the theoretical and practical emphasis of language used in intercultural business contexts
  • Business Essentials - offers an important dimension of how business is operated in real world contexts
  • Intercultural Communication Praxis for Professional and Business Contexts - trains you in the use of language in oral and writing for intercultural business and organisational contexts
  • Managing Advertising and Communications - focuses on advertising and communications in the context of both business and organisations
  • Research Methods - provides you with the training of conducting research in intercultural business communication
  • Dissertation
  • Intercultural Work Experience (optional) - provides relevant work experience in a British company or organisation where you apply your learning to real working contexts and  intercultural practices in the company or organisation

Teaching and assessment

Intercultural Business Communications provides opportunities for you to benefit from  training in:

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective interaction
  • Reflective practice
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Independent learning

Teaching is normally delivered through formal lectures, informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions and e-learning packages.

The types of assessments in this course allow you to maximise your learning potential. These include:

  • Oral presentations
  • Legal, marketing and business scenario reports
  • A group work assignment
  • Reflective and case study reports
  • A work placement portfolio
  • Essay writing
  • A research proposal
  • Dissertation

International students come to study in the UK because the quality of the teaching is among the best in the world.

Academic expertise

This course benefits from teaching expertise from across three faculties;

Staff members have substantial research publications in:

  • Intercultural communication
  • Cultures of learning
  • Managing advertising and business communication
  • Workplace diversity and ethnicity
  • Developing language competence
  • Workplace communication
  • International business

The course will also invite academic and industry experts to give specialised topics in intercultural communication and translation, work performance evaluation in international companies, assessing intercultural communication competence, and other related areas.

This course benefits from the research findings of the UK Prime Minister’s Initiative (PMI2) funded project, led by Prof. Lixian Jin from the CIRCL. This project investigated intercultural business practices in international companies based in the UK and China, in collaboration with Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China.

DMU was one of only five Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UK, which gained this funding for enhancing employability and entrepreneurship in international education.

Facilities and features

Health and Life Sciences facilties

Investment of £12 million in Health and Life Sciences has developed our first-class teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.

Learn more about DMU’s first-class study facilities.

Library services

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year (other than in exceptional circumstances).

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood Building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers

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Scholarships

As part of the university's commitment to enhancing the personal and career development of our graduates. We offer an Alumni scholarship programme. For more information visit Health and Life Sciences Alumni Scholarships >

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Graduate careers

This course provides you with the competitive and competent business skills to be successful in an increasingly globalised workforce, including work in international and transnational companies.

Many of our recent graduates have progressed into careers within national and international companies, banks, government positions and NGOs in Britain and Asia, in roles where intercultural communication

skills are an essential as a part of the job, such as in:

  • marketing
  • human resources
  • public relations
  • journalism
  • international banking
  • global sales coordination
  • design concept
  • intercultural healthcare
  • and many more

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How to apply

We welcome applications from UK and international students with a wide range of qualifications and experience.

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50% off selected PG courses

We are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study, which is why we offer the Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship. This gives DMU graduates a tuition fee discount of up to 50 per cent on selected full-time and part-time postgraduate courses, based on academic achievement and merit. Find out more.

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The perfect way to find out more about DMU is to attend one of the postgraduate open evenings or events that take place all year round. If you can't visit the university in person, you can also sign up for one of our online chats. Find out more.

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De Montfort University (DMU)’s growing reputation for research which benefits society has been confirmed with the publication of the REF 2014 results. Find out more.

 
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