International Communication, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • English (book IELTS)
One-Year Master Degree in International Communication is an international Master’s degree provided by IULM University in partnership with three prestigious European universities specialised in public relations and communication. The MIC offers the opportunity to study in different universities and to acquire a specialisation targeted at global communication.


One-Year Master Degree in International Communication (MIC) is a postgraduate programme entirely in English lasting 18 months and aimed at graduates in the communication disciplines or related subjects. By attending the MIC Master’s degree course you will be able to study in different universities all over Europe and thus obtain dual recognition.

The MIC is a full-time programme lasting 3 semesters. The first semester (Professionalising Communication) has a core curriculum in which you will get training on the basic tools of communication, and takes place in one of the three partner universities. The second semester (Communication Professional in Context) is oriented towards specialisation and is held in another of the partner universities. The specialisation depends on the programme offered by the university chosen for the second semester. The third semester involves writing a thesis, under the joint supervision of the two partner universities.

The certificate awarded on completion of the study path consists in a double recognition: a Master’s degree from each of the two partner universities and an overall certificate from the consortium.

The three European universities which, with IULM, take part in the Hofstede Geert Consortium are: Metropolitan University (Leeds); Universitas Vilnensis (Vilnius); Hanze University Groningen.

The MIC trains international communications professionals who are capable of working in a multicultural context and of anticipating global changes. Experts and consultants in Corporate Communication, International Media Relations, Public Relations, Intercultural Relations and European Public Affairs.

Programme Structure

Semester 1 – Core programme

The first semester introduces you to the full breadth of the profession. You can study at either Leeds Metropolitan University, Vilnius University, or Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, where you will follow three core modules:
  • The international business environment
  • Corporate communication in an international context
  • Communication planning and management

Semester 2 – Specialisations

During the second semester you will complete several specialisations from one of the other consortium universities. 

Semester 3 – The dissertation

During the third semester you will write a dissertation under the supervision of the two universities that you have studied at. You will choose a professional role and in that role analyse and solve a problem for an outside client. Every problem requires a solution from an international or intercultural perspective. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

  • MIC application form
  • Certified/legalised copy of your bachelor’s degree and transcripts/grade lists
  • CertifiedCertified/legalised sworn translations of your bachelor’s degree and transcripts/grade lists (if they are not in English).
  • IELTS or TOEFL iBT certificate
  • Two letters of reference (for instructions, please see MIC application form page 6)
  • Letter of motivation of approximately 500 words
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of your passport

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8166 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4083 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    8166 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4083 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Milano

  • 850 - 1450 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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