Professional Communication by Web-based Distance Learning

Nottingham University Business School

24 months
9450 GBP/year
9450 GBP/year
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In this innovative degree programme, you will be introduced to key linguistics concepts and research on professional communication, as well as the means to apply these practically to enhance workplace practice.


The School of English at Nottingham has long been at the forefront of linguistic research on professional communication, with a focus on practical applications. We have a strong track record in providing evidence-based training in this area, through workshops and online courses delivered by our Linguistic Profiling for Professionals business unit. This web-based MA brings together this wide-ranging experience to create a contemporary MA, relevant to all those with an interest in professional communication.

You will be introduced to key ideas and concepts in applied linguistics and given the opportunity to analyse a range of media, from the huge variety of face-to-face interactions, remote conferencing and written communications that make up our workplace interactions, all sourced from authentic datasets. You will have access to interactive online modules, which you can progress through at a pace to suit your own needs. You will also have opportunities to interact and work with leading researchers in the field in developing your evidence-based understanding of workplace communication.

You will develop core analytical skills and enhance your knowledge, understanding and performance of communication in the workplace. The MA will also provide you with thorough training in research methods to enable you to design and conduct a study in an area of your choosing.

The Professional Communication postgraduate programmes are designed to provide an alternative to masters programmes in traditional areas of business, management and communication studies, by providing working professionals with a unique opportunity to study workplace communication from an evidence-based, linguistic perspective. Our courses allow you to study while you work, providing the skills to carry out practical projects on particular aspects of your workplace practice, as well as reflect on your own workplace communication, with practical ideas on how to effect change.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Communication at Work
  • Effective Communication for Business Leaders
  • Intercultural Business Communication
  • Language, Gender and Professional Communication
  • Digital Communication for the Professions
  • Research Methods for Professional Communication

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
First Class

English requirements

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

Evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience can also be taken into account, but where this is in lieu of an appropriate academic qualification, a case will need to made for exceptional entry to be considered on behalf of Quality & Standards Committee.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9450 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9450 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Professional Communication by Web-based Distance Learning
Nottingham University Business School