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Intercultural Communication with International Business

University of Surrey

12 months
18600 GBP/year
7900 GBP/year
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This MA in Intercultural Communication with International Business at the University of Surrey develops an understanding of effective marketing processes and how language can be used for effective business communication in an international context. 


Why choose this course

To work in an international marketing context, you need to understand your audience and how to reach it. TheMA in Intercultural Communication with International Business at the University of Surrey combines the research and teaching strengths of our School of Literature and Languages with the expertise of Surrey Business School, offering an exciting fusion of skills and experience that could accelerate your career.

Over the years, our intercultural and professional communication courses have successfully trained graduates who have gone on to fruitful careers in a variety of international organisations, particularly in advertising, international management, human resources, media and public relations. Other possible career paths include intercultural coaching and consultancy, and market analysis and strategy development.

What you will study

The course will enable you to develop an international and intercultural point of view and prepare you for a thriving career in linguistically and culturally-diverse marketing and business environments.

As part of your studies, you will complete a project evaluating the business, communication or marketing aspects of a company of your choice, enabling you to apply your knowledge and skills in a new context.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Introduction to Research Methods 
  • Organisational Behaviour 
  • International Business Management
  • Intercultural Communication for Business Purposes
  • Teaching Intercultural Communication 
  • Interpersonal Communication 
  • Global Diversity in Language and Communication
  • Theories of Professional Communication 
  • Identity: Marketing and Communication in Practice
  • Globalisation: Theories, Discourses and Practices
  • The Language of Advertising 
  • Organisations and Written Communication 
  • Dissertation

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in any subject, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7900 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • UK/EU fees: £4,000
  • Overseas fees: £9,300

Living costs for Guildford

660 - 1140 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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