M.A. On Campus

Language, Globalization and Intercultural Communication

24 months
8000 EUR/year
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The Master’s Programme in Language, Globalization and Intercultural Communication is a two-year interdisciplinary course at the University of Jyväskylä  focusing on contemporary issues in applied language studies and intercultural communication in a globalizing world. 


In addition to theoretical depth, there is a strong practical aspect in the programme, providing communication competencies required in the multicultural, networked world. The programme prepares students for careers involving significant intercultural contacts in companies, public organizations, and non-governmental organizations. The students will be also qualified for research-intensive employment. The Master’s Programme in Language, Globalization and Intercultural Communication is offered at the University of Jyväskylä.

The megatrends of globalization and growing importance of communication and collaboration in working life as well as private spheres mean that there will continue to be a demand for experts looking into issues of language, globalization and intercultural communication.

Career opportunities

Possible career opportunities include, for instance

  • language and communication teaching and consulting in professional, community, educational institutions and businesses
  • specialist in international affairs, communication advisor, business manager, content manager, and specialist in global mobility
  • working with NGO’s, policy and planning for immigrant/refugee governmental institutions.

Programme Structure

Focus areas:

  •  The dynamics of language and social interaction in multicultural and multilingual settings
  • The impact of globalization, migration and multilingualism on societies and organizations
  • Communication in online and mediated environments
  • Language and communication education
  • Discourse studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree, which gives eligibility to Master’s level education in the country in which the degree was issued. Applicants holding a degree, which gives eligibility to Doctoral programmes, should primarily seek admission to Doctoral level.
  • Eligible applicants must have completed the higher education degree in a relevant field, for instance, in communication, linguistics/applied linguistics, modern languages, or other field within humanities or social sciences. The applicant cannot be accepted in the master’s degree programme if the applicant has a master’s degree in the same field. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Jyväskylä

700 - 1100 EUR /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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