12 months
24000 GBP/year
10800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This MA Intercultural Communication at University College London (UCL) will equip you to investigate in new ways questions around language, culture and diversity, helping you to overcome barriers to understanding while also preparing you for research, policy and practice in applied language studies, education and the workplace in a superdiverse and communicatively complex world.


This Intercultural Communication programme at University College London (UCL) will provide you with interdisciplinary insights into intercultural communication, drawing upon applied linguistic, anthropological, sociological, language educational and cultural studies perspectives. It will also develop your capacity to analyse, evaluate and synthesise sociocultural and linguistic data, primary and secondary sources, as well as helping you to design research.

This programme not only provides you with an outstanding foundation for PhD research and an academic career but will also prepare you to develop yourself internationally in areas such as education, communications or public relations. Group discussions and debates in class will help you to acquire strong presentation and negotiation skills.

Likewise, the analytical and research skills you will gain are highly valued by employers from a range of sectors. Additional activities are available both within the department and the wider IOE and UCL community to help you to develop your employability through public talks, seminars and other networking opportunities.


Graduates of this programme will include university and college lecturers, researchers, education professionals and others working, or planning to work, in diverse cultural and linguistic settings. Fields might include international schooling, NGOs, international development, international commercial enterprise, communications, consultancy and relevant academic disciplines.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intercultural Communication: Concepts, Theories and Issues
  • Discourse, Society and Culture
  • Bilingualism and Multilingualism
  • Sociolinguistics and Sociocultural Theory
  • Multimodal Communication
  • Language at Work: Communication in Professional, Institutional and Cultural Contexts
  • Language and Interculturality
  • Intercultural Communication and the Foreign Language Classroom
  • Minorities, Migrants and Refugees in National Education Systems

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it's full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject (e.g. English, languages, linguistics, and communication), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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