Through this approach, students consider the cultural implications of the ongoing changes in how people from differing cultural backgrounds interact with each other. In the programme, students focus on various approaches to intercultural communication. In addition to theoretical depth, there is a strong practical aspect in the programme, providing communication and content production 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 MA degree qualifies students for enrolment in doctoral studies.
The complete studies total 120 ECTS credits, including, for example, a master's thesis (40 ECTS credits) and an internship of 2 - 3 months. In addition to courses on Intercultural Communication and Intercultural Competence, students may focus on issues related to intercultural and international relations, intercultural education and training, multiculturalism in organizations and society, as well as area studies.
The modes of study on the courses vary and alternate. Studies include contact teaching sessions, which students are required to attend. In addition to the contact teaching, students need to study independently for book exams and essays and participate in group work. Students are expected to graduate within 2 years.
The MA in Intercultural Communication programme is offered by University of Jyväskylä.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
1. Review of application documents
2. Personal interview (by phone or Skype) of short-listed applicants
Eligible applicants for the Master’s Degree Programme must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant field, for instance, in humanities, education, social sciences, and/or communication.
A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field completed by 30 June 2017. Suitable degrees include a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent for instance, in humanities, education, social sciences, and/or communication.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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