The Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication is a 36 credit, on-campus or blended program at Royal Roads University. It is an innovative personal, professional, and academic development program, designed for students who want to pursue a communication career in our increasingly diversified and globalized world. This program is delivered in two formats: an 18-month on-campus program, or a two-year blended model, incorporating online learning with an on-campus residency.
Catering to the growing demand for strategic- and independent-thinking communication professionals able to assist organizations to respond to the rapidly changing global environment, graduates will develop the skills necessary to communicate effectively in complex circumstances, making use of diverse media and communication genres, and engaging different audiences across multiple cultural settings. Students will explore intercultural and international communication theory, academic writing and communication, media relations in a global context, public affairs and advocacy, social marketing, and more.
Who It's For
The MA in Intercultural and International Communication program is for strategic and independent-thinking communication managers looking to improve their ability to assist organizations respond to the rapidly changing global environment, as well as individuals with an arts or science undergraduate degree who want to pursue or advance their career in professional communication in the intercultural or international sphere. This program is designed to balance Intercultural Communication with International Communication to better integrate theory and practice.
Blended Delivery Model, 22 months
The blended delivery model of the MA in Intercultural and International Communication program has been the preferred option for many students with significant professional experience and want to advance their career in intercultural and international communication. The blended program incorporates online learning with an on-campus residency, students will also have the opportunity to complete a research paper (based on publicly available data, no live human subjects) to integrate theory and practice and demonstrate that you are well-versed in intercultural and international communication and possess a well-developed perspective as a global citizen.
On-Campus Delivery Model, 18 months
The on-campus delivery model of the MA in Intercultural and International Communication program has been popular with students looking to continue their education after earning their bachelor degree, working for at least one year, and want to pursue a career in intercultural communication.
Students in the on-campus program have the option to complete the program in 18 months with a course-based option, or an internship. Both options emphasize the importance of experiential learning and students will develop a broad range of communication skills while learning to work effectively with individuals from other cultures, regions, and ideologies.
The MA in Intercultural and International Communication prepares individuals for work in:
- International or multicultural governmental or non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
- International journalism and documentary-reporting;
- Multi-ethnic and multicultural communities;
- International media;
- Intercultural conflict management;
- International communication enterprises;
- Social marketing and development aid;
- International relations;
- Community activism;
- Sustainable international and intercultural development;
- Cultural interpretation and mediation;
- Further studies in any of these fields.
Upon successful completion of the MA Intercultural and International Communication program at Royal Roads University, you will have demonstrated your competency at a professional and international level, and that you are prepared to meet the challenges facing communication managers in today’s fast-changing cultural, socio-economic, and political environments.
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