Intercultural communication is crucial to comprehending the world today and participating in the world of tomorrow. Globalisation has led to ever-greater centrality of knowledge and information. Different linguistic communities have ever-increasing contact – through migration, tourism, education, and information and media flows. Yet linguistic and cultural barriers persist.
As language and intercultural exchanges become more frequent and diverse – and the media that carry these exchanges proliferate – it is even more crucial to understand intercultural communication and how to use and promote it. This Global Intercultural Communication (Part Time) programme at the University of East Anglia will equip you to do just that.
You will explore how the linguistic forms and patterns within a language give expression to that culture’s worldview, sociocultural norms and values. And you’ll approach linguistic communication as a cultural practice, used to both create and sustain our sense of personal, cultural and national identity. You’ll use a variety of different analytic approaches, ranging from discourse analysis and anthropological linguistics to semiotics and cross-cultural pragmatics.
We do not assume pre-existing knowledge so we introduce you to all these approaches. However, we do expect an awareness of intercultural communication and a capacity to develop an academic interest. You might already have studied, or have a career in, business, development studies, education, hospitality and tourism, law, management, marketing, psychology or medicine, for example, or a less vocational degree in English, history, geography, media or politics. Or you might have a background in languages and communication. Either way, as graduate of this course you will bring significant added value to your chosen profession.
- Intercultural brand management
- Human resources
- Project management in international finance
- Translation and localisation
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- Academic And Research Skills - Year Long
- Language, Culture And Thought
- The Power Of Discourse: Representation And Interaction
- Understanding Digital Media
- Forensic Linguistics And Translation
- Intercultural Communication In Practice
- 24 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Communication Sciences International Relations View 437 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
International16100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16100 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA7700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7700 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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