Facilitate linguistic and cultural diversity in international contexts
The Intercultural Communication Master’s programme teaches you how to approach and facilitate 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 in 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 programme of the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication. You can therefore complete the study programme 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 programme, in which you analyse a diversity of communication. Read more about the different tracks.
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, ethnographical 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. Read more about the internship.
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 resumé. You can also enrol in individual courses.
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. You can perform an academically based case study.
- 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 international and organisational contexts are vital. You will also be able to design and implement (practice-oriented) language and communication research based on academic principles. For example, you may advise companies and organisations on communication processes for migrants and expats (communicative auditing). Read more about possible career prospects.
The Master’s programme in Intercultural Communication is selective. Do you want to know if you are eligible for this Master? Check the entry requirements.