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Professional Communication, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #194 (QS) ,
Professional Communication programme at the University of Aberdeen provides in depth communications skills and knowledge across business, law, health care, politics, media and energy industries. 

About

The language we use and the way we interpret others is fundamental to how a company or any other professional organisation performs or prospers. These communications are vital to the way we conduct business, co-exist with colleagues and clients - and they reflect how we operate as human beings and how we interact with the wider world. The professional world is a human business. People interact constantly and mis-interpretation can happen. Yet, when we get these communications right and they become a tremendous asset to any professional organisation or individual.

Professional Communication programme at University of Aberdeen  is a dynamic and engaging programme as it combines a multidisciplinary approach to allow you to acquire skills and knowledge in organisational negotiation, leadership and rapport management. You examine interaction in a range of professional institutions and business organisations. The programme is designed to equip you with higher level skills in interpreting and analysing communication and interaction in professional situations to allow you to progress a career in Communications.You will study intercultural communication, organisational behaviour and institutional communication. These are covered in the courses which make up this programme. The MSc in Professional Communication is led by an expert team of lecturers from across the university.

Communication and language is essential in all organisations and is considered in a range of professional environments including business, healthcare, law and the energy industry. Courses focus on current communication issues within professional institutions and organisations.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Human Resources
  • Junior Lecturer
  • Media Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Teacher

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Marketing Management 
  • Communication Theory and Analysis 

Optional Courses:

  • Interpersonal Management, Negotiation and Persuasion 

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity

      You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

      Full-time
      • Full-time duration 12 months
      Part-time
      • Average part-time duration 24 months
      • Intensity Flexible
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:

      6.5

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    • Minimum required score:

      90

      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    • Minimum required score:

      62

      PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: Upper Second Class

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    General Requirements

    Qualifications

    The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

    • The standard entrance requirement is a good second class degree, normally at a 2.1 or above in any discipline.
    • The English Language requirement for all College of Arts and Social Sciences is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 for writing and reading, or an equivalent score on an internationally recognised English test with above-average competence in English language.
    • The degree is designed for students from a range of undergraduate degree backgrounds including language, linguistics, communication, business studies, law or legal studies. 

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      15900 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 15900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      6700 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 6700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Aberdeen

    • 729 - 1070 GBP/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

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