MA in International Business, Culture and Languages

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Program Description

MA in International Business, Culture and Languages

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

MA in European Business Culture and Languages

The course includes an intensive study of business concepts. This is combined with business communication, cultural awareness, specific study of European institutions, and policies and research skills.

The whole course is in English, using case material from the English-speaking world, primarily the UK. Should you wish, you can also register for one undergraduate foreign language module credit offered at Brookes as part of your tuition fees.

The course has welcomed students from the UK and Ireland, and other countries including Russia, the Czech Republic, France, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, India, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan and China.

Teaching learning and assessment

Learning methods include lectures, directed reading, workshops, seminars, and practical and project work.

Teaching is organised on a module-credit basis, each module involves approximately 200 hours of student effort, normally delivered over a 12-week period.

Each module is assessed separately, generally on the quality of a combination of written or oral presentation work. Assessment methods may include essays, seminar papers, formal written examinations, case study reports, and individual or group presentations.

Career prospects

The course opens up a wide range of opportunities for careers in the media, publishing, public relations, marketing, intergovernmental organisations and non-governmental organisations. It is also a good base for further postgraduate study.

Entry requirements

  • A good first degree
  • Applicants for the MA in European Business, Culture and Languages may be asked to include a recent piece of academic work (approx. 1000 words in English).
  • A final decision about a candidate's suitability is normally based on interview, or by alternative arrangement.

The MA in European Business, Culture and Languages attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. Applicants are welcomed from a variety of academic disciplines, as well as those in work and seeking continuing professional development. Admission is normally open to those with a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) or other professional qualification relevant to one of the key areas of study, or an appropriate linguistic background. Applications will also be considered from those who seek to formalise their prior experiential learning or qualifications and who have appropriate language competence.

Applications should be received no later than 1 August, though it is advisable to apply much earlier than this, in particular if you are intending to apply for a scholarship award, or are an international student.

English language requirements

Students with a first language other than English are required to give evidence of a good degree as well as minimum IELTS score 7, or equivalent.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 25, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
12 months
Full time
6,860 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Oxford, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 12 months
Price 6,860 GBP
(Non-EU full time: 12,850 GBP)