12 months
24950 GBP/year
11000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The world needs developers who can communicate across cultural boundaries and bring people together. In the Intercultural Communication and International Development programme from University of Sheffield, you'll learn best practice for effective communication at work across a wide range of cultural groups, and develop your communication skills in more than one language.

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This interdisciplinary course produces international development practitioners with advanced intercultural communication skills.

Key Features 

  • You'll develop a critical understanding of the role culture and communication play in international and social development. You’ll explore the theory, policy and practice and consider their combined practical application, which will help you to become a highly effective intercultural communicator in real-life international development situations.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Concepts and Approaches in Intercultural Communication
  • Ethnography: reflective practice
  • Ideas and Practice in International Development
  • Spatial Planning and Development in the Global South
  • Placement Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 in an arts or social sciences subject and an advanced working knowledge of two languages (CEFR B1/B2).
  • Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
  • We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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    24950 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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