Study programme

The Master's programme Intercultural Communication comprises one year (60 EC). A study year is divided into two semesters, running from September until January and from February until June. A semester is divided into two study periods. 


Intercultural Consultancy

Students at the poster presentation for the Intercultural Consultancy course

During the first semester, you'll do the Intercultural Consultancy course. In this course, you will examine how you can contribute to intercultural understanding by formulating advice. 

Picture: Tim Vermeire

Educational methods

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • group work
  • practical
  • internship (compulsory)
  • independent study
  • Reflection

Internship at Instituto Cervantes

Stella Tersteeg talks about her internship at Instituto Cervantes

Student Stella Tersteeg wanted to connect her BA in Spanish and her MA in Intercultural Communication and chose to do her internship at Instituto Cervantes (in Dutch) in Utrecht. "I was asked to analyze thier internal and external communication, and do their PR."

Internship at ITEM

Dana Hehalatu talks about her internship at ITEM

Student Dana Hehalatu is doing her internship at Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility (ITEM). Her research concerns the communication process between different cities in the Maas-Rijn Euroregion about the introduction of a low emission zone in Maastricht. "The aspect of different cultures and languages can be forgotten sometimes."


  • oral and written exam
  • research assignment
  • oral presentation
  • paper
  • group assignment
  • portfolio
  • poster with hand-out
  • advisory report
  • thesis
  • internship report 

Extra opportunities

For students looking for an extra challenge in addition to their Master's, there are several options. Utrecht University offers several honours programmes for students looking for an extra challenge. Honours education is followed on top of your regular Master's programme and goes beyond the regular curriculum. Honours programmes are available at interdisciplinary level and allow you to work on projects that transcend your own discipline.

Read more about the honours programmes