Utrecht University

Intercultural Communication, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15167
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
Intercultural Communication at Utrecht University teaches you how to approach and promote linguistic and cultural diversity in various international contexts.The multidisciplinary and multilingual programme will equip you with the tools to apply theory to international practice. After graduation, your skills as a multilingual and intercultural expert will contribute to mutual understanding within Europe or abroad and to the strong worldwide relationships that are so important in our era of globalisation.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Foster linguistic and cultural diversity in international settings

The world is becoming an ever ‘smaller place’. We are increasingly brought into contact with different languages and cultures. Through multicultural societies, international organisations and online connections. Communication has become an international – and therefore an intercultural – matter. The importance of understanding cultural parameters and mutual perceptions is rapidly increasing in fields such as business, education, conflict resolution, and more.

Interdisciplinary

Over the course of one year, the Master’s programme at Utrecht University will prepare you for an international career. You will learn to analyse communication products and processes in the multilingual contexts of international organisations.

Through rigorous interdisciplinary methods, you will gain experience in communication from linguistic, communicative, cultural, anthropological and management perspectives.

Multilingual

The Master’s programme in Intercultural Communication is a joint programme that incorporates expertise from German, English, French, Italian, Dutch and Spanish researchers and lecturers. You can choose your own study path in the form of a language-specific programme that includes a high level of second/international language training in one of the language mentioned above. Alternatively, you can pursue a non-language-specific multilingual programme, in which you analyse communication processes within different languages and cultures. All tracks are open to international students who want to increase their intercultural and multilingual competencies in an international context.

Improve your professional opportunities in the international communication sector

Communications professionals can improve their career options and promotion opportunities by following the Master’s programme in Intercultural Communication . Whether you plan to take a sabbatical from work or are an independent professiona seeking to broaden your opportunities in internationalisation, this Master’s offers you a number of possibilities. This degree programme will increase your employability and enrich your CV. You can also enrol in individual courses as time permits.

After graduation

After graduation from the Master’s programme in Intercultural Communication you will:

  • Be able to analyse language, culture and communication in international and multilingual contexts.
  • Know how to put communication theory into practice and successfully streamline communication processes.
  • You will have language and culture-specific competencies in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish or Dutch.
  • Possess intercultural competencies, such as the ability to change perspective, to reflect on otherness, and to adapt to different international settings.
  • Have experience in intercultural advice, cultural mediation and coaching, and intercultural marketing.
Job market

After successfully completing your studies, you will be ready for various positions where intercultural communication processes in organisational and cultural contexts are vital. You will also be able to design and implement practice-oriented language and communication research. For example, you may advise companies and organisations on communication processes for migrants and expats (communicative auditing).

Accreditation

  • Accredited by the NVAO

Programme Structure

Multilingual track
  • Plurilingualism & mediation: intercultural competence (compulsory)
  • Communication, diversity and organization (compulsory)
  • Research methods intercultural communication (compulsory)
  • Intercultural consultancy (compulsory)
  • Culture and identity in the German context
  • Culture and comminication in the German context
  • English and cultural identity
  • English and cultural diversity
  • Texts and cultures
  • Plurilinguism, discours and identity
  • Italian travel literature
  • Multilingualism and interculturality
  • In- and outside perspectives on the Netherlands
  • Dutch in an European context
  • Cultural encounters
  • Linguistic encounters
  • Internship (compulsory)
  • Thesis (compulsory)
German track
  • Plurilingualism & mediation: intercultural competence (compulsory)
  • Communication, diversity and organization (compulsory)
  • Research methods intercultural communication (compulsory)
  • Culture and identity in the german context (compulsory)
  • Culture and comminication in the german context (compulsory)
  • Intercultural consultancy (compulsory)
  • Internship intercultural communication German (compulsory)
  • Thesis ICC German (compulsory)
English track
  • Plurilingualism & mediation: intercultural competence (compulsory)
  • Communication, diversity and organization (compulsory)
  • Research methods intercultural communication (compulsory)
  • Intercultural consultancy (compulsory)
  • English and cultural identity (compulsory)
  • English and cultural diversity (compulsory)
  • Internship intercultural communication English (compulsory)
  • Thesis ICC English (compulsory)
French track
  • Plurilingualism & mediation: intercultural competence (compulsory)
  • Communication, diversity and organization (compulsory)
  • Research methods intercultural communication (compulsory)
  • Intercultural consultancy (compulsory)
  • Texts and cultures (compulsory)
  • Plurilinguism, discours and identity (compulsory)
  • Internship intercultural communication French (compulsory)
  • Thesis ICC French (compulsory)
Italian track
  • Plurilingualism & mediation: intercultural competence (compulsory)
  • Communication, diversity and organization (compulsory)
  • Research methods intercultural communication (compulsory)
  • Italian travel literature (compulsory)
  • Multilingualism and interculturality (compulsory)
  • Internship intercultural communication Italian (compulsory)
  • Thesis ICC Italian (compulsory)
Dutch track
  • Plurilingualism & mediation: intercultural competence (compulsory)
  • Communication, diversity and organization (compulsory)
  • Research methods intercultural communication (compulsory)
  • In- and outside perspectives on the netherlands (compulsory)
  • Dutch in an European context (compulsory)
  • Internship (compulsory)
  • Thesis intercultural communication (compulsory)
Spanish track
  • Plurilingualism & mediation: intercultural competence (compulsory)
  • Communication, diversity and organization (compulsory)
  • Research methods intercultural communication (compulsory)
  • Cultural encounters (compulsory)
  • Linguistic encounters (compulsory)
  • Internship intercultural communication Spanish (compulsory)
  • Thesis ICC Spanish (compulsory)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website
Check Your Qualification.
  • The qualification check gives you an indication of your eligibility.
  • This personalized information will be visible for each programme result.

Academic Requirements

You have a Bachelor's degree from a Dutch university (or an international equivalent) and have the following competencies:

  • You are able to recognize and implement interdisciplinary approaches in the field of intercultural communication. This is demonstrated by at least 15 EC language and communication science courses at an advanced Bachelor's level and 15 EC culture studies courses at an advanced Bachelor's level.
  • You have basic knowledge of and insight of administration, management and organization, evident from at least 7.5 EC coursework.
  • You have knowledge of the methods and techniques employed in the interdisciplinary research of intercultural communication, evident from at least 7.5 EC coursework.
  • If you opt for a language-specific track, you must have studied the language and culture of that specific language. This is demonstrated by at least 30 EC in your bachelor’s major.
  • Proof of your proficiency in English (CAE- Level B, CPC- Grade C).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 15167 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA
  • EUR 2006 National

Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships Students can that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: Expand Your Horizons

The award recognises studying abroad as a positively life changing experience for many students as well as promoting intercultural understanding and tolerance. Successful candidates will receive up to £10,000 to be applied toward the cost of tuition fees.

Testimonial Registration Module

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.