Master in Intercultural Communication

General

Program Description

PROMOTE LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS

The Intercultural Communication Master’s programme teaches you how to approach and promote linguistic and cultural diversity in various international contexts.The interdisciplinary 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.

LANGUAGE SPECIFIC AND MULTILINGUAL PROGRAMME

Intercultural Communication is an interdisciplinary program of the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication. You can therefore complete the study program in a language-specific way and acquire high-quality competencies in a foreign language and the associated culture. But you can also opt for a multilingual program, in which you analyze communication processes in different languages ​​and cultures.

COMPULSORY INTERNSHIP

Over the course of one year, this Master’s programme will prepare you for an international career. Through rigorous interdisciplinary methods, you will gain experience in communication from linguistic, communicative, cultural, anthropological and management perspectives. You will learn to put knowledge into practice during your compulsory internship. Many internship options involve a strong focus on analysing communication products- and processes in international organisations and contexts.

IMPROVE YOUR PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION SECTOR

Whether you plan to take a sabbatical from work or are an independent professional seeking to broaden your opportunities in internationalisation, this Master offers you a number of possibilities. This programme will increase your employability and enrich your résumé. You can also enrol in individual courses.

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.
  • Have language and culture-specific competencies in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish or Dutch.
  • Possess intercultural competencies, such as self-reflection, the ability to change perspective and to adapt to otherness.
  • Have experience in intercultural advice, cultural mediation and coaching, and intercultural marketing.

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).

PROFESSIONAL CAREERS

After graduation, you will be ready for various positions relating to intercultural communication processes in organisational and cultural contexts. You will be able to design and execute (practice-oriented) language and communication research. You will also have the knowledge and tools to advise companies and organisations on communication processes for migrants and expats (communicative auditing).

Alumni of this programme often apply for jobs in the fields of:

  • communication
  • human resources
  • consultancy and PR
  • translation
  • mediation and training
  • sales and marketing
  • language education

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned number one in The Netherlands, 14th in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of int ... Read More

Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned number one in The Netherlands, 14th in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of international rankings, and member of the renowned European League of Research Universities. Read less