Master's Degree Programme in Intercultural Communication

Degree title:
Master of Science
Degree program type:
Master's Degree
120 cr
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020


The Master’s Programme in Intercultural Communication is a two-year interdisciplinary course focusing on intercultural communication theory and practice. Through this approach, students consider the cultural implications of the ongoing changes in how people from differing cultural backgrounds interact with each other. In the programme, students focus on various approaches to intercultural communication. In addition to theoretical depth, there is a strong practical aspect in the programme, providing communication competencies required in the multicultural, networked world. The programme prepares students for careers involving significant intercultural contacts in companies, public organizations, and non-governmental organizations. The students will be also qualified for research-intensive employment; the MA degree qualifies students for enrolment in doctoral studies.

Learning outcomes

After completing the programme the student
- has a deep understanding of concepts, models, and theories related to intercultural communication
- has developed an appreciation of different cultural perspectives and values
- is able to analyse communication between people from different racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds in both national and international settings
- can find, assess, and utilise academic knowledge and apply scientific methods to problem-solving in an ethically sound manner
- is able to work in multicultural teams and organizations
- has the knowledge and skills to continue to doctoral studies in communication studies and similar fields.


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