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Intercultural Communication 

Utrecht University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
17280 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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The Intercultural Communication programme at Utrecht University teaches you how to approach and promote linguistic and cultural diversity in various international contexts.The interdisciplinary and multilingual programme will equip you with the tools to apply theory to international practice. 

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Language specific and multicultural programme

Intercultural Communication is an interdisciplinary program of the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication at Utrecht University . You can therefore complete the study program in a language-specific way and acquire high-quality competencies in a foreign language and the associated culture. But you can also opt for a multilingual program, in which you analyze communication processes in different languages ​​and cultures. 

Compulsory Internship 

Over the course of one year, this Master’s programme will prepare you for an international career. Through rigorous interdisciplinary methods, you will gain experience in communication from linguistic, communicative, cultural, anthropological and management perspectives. You will learn to put knowledge into practice during your compulsory internship. Many internship options involve a strong focus on analysing communication products- and processes in international organisations and contexts. 


After graduation, you will be ready for various positions relating to intercultural communication processes in organisational and cultural contexts. You will be able to design and execute (practice-oriented) language and communication research. You will also have the knowledge and tools to advise companies and organisations on communication processes for migrants and expats (communicative auditing). 

Alumni of this programme often apply for jobs in the fields of: 

  • communication
  • human resources
  • consultancy and PR
  • translation
  • mediation and training
  • sales and marketing
  • language education


Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Plurilingualism & Mediation: Intercultural Competence 
  • Communication, Diversity and Organisation I: Theoretical Models 
  • Communication, Diversity & Organisation II: Research Methods
  • Intercultural Consultancy
  • Culture and Identity in the German Context
  • Culture and Communication in the German Context

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

You can be admitted to the programme in Intercultural Communication if you have a Bachelor's degree from a Dutch university (or an international equivalent) and have the following competencies:

  • You are able to recognise and implement interdisciplinary approaches in the field of intercultural communication. This is demonstrated by at least 15 EC language and communication science courses at an advanced Bachelor's level and 15 EC culture studies courses at an advanced Bachelor's level
  • You have basic knowledge of and insight into administration, management and organisation, evident from at least 7.5 EC coursework
  • You have knowledge of the methods and techniques in the research of intercultural communication (7.5 EC)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17280 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17280 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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