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Course content

Become an effective communications practitioner with the expertise and confidence to work in an international setting. You will learn how to work with clients to produce practical communications solutions in the private, public and voluntary sectors all over the world.

The course is delivered by four European universities: Leeds Beckett University, Hanze University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, IULM in Italy and Vilnius University in Lithuania, which all specialise in professional communications and public relations.

You will choose whether to study your first or second semester at Leeds Beckett University, where you will benefit from being taught at one of the most established centres for education and research in the field of public relations in Europe. You will spend your remaining semesters at a partner university, specialising in areas of expertise specific to that university. You could also take an optional industry placement in your final semester.

For more information on the specialisations offered by the partner universities, please visit International Masters website

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.

Course Benefits

The four partner universities formulate a consortium, named after Prof Geert Hofstede, a pioneer and international leading scholar in the field of international communication. You will fully benefit from the collective expertise of the four European partner universities and their international networks both in academia as well as in professional practice. Those of you taking the first semester at our University will benefit from being taught in an English language culture at the biggest and most prestigious centre for public relations education in Europe.

The concept of competency-based learning is at the heart of the curriculum. This means that you are equipped to become a reflective practitioner with the transferable competencies and skills needed for your employability and on-going personal development. The content and learning experience of the course enables you to apply your knowledge and skills directly in professional practice. To enhance your employability, you can also take an optional industrial placement in semester three.

We have a dedicated employability and placements office to support you and provide you with access to a wide range of vacancies from local, national and international employers. Pre-placement guidance and seminars are available on topics such as CV and letter writing, how to succeed at interview, assessment centres and psychometric tests.

Core modules

  • Communications Audit
  • Corporate Communication in an Intercultural Context
  • Digital Communication Management
  • Dissertation
  • Public Relations Skills
  • Strategic Communication Planning & Management
  • Global Business Environment

Job prospects

Upon graduating, you will be a skilled communications professional with the expertise to work in a variety of industries anywhere in the world. Whether you secure a senior manager position or work as a consultant, you will be able to anticipate change and create and manage innovative solutions to a wide range of communication problems.

  • International PR Consultant
  • International Communications Manager
  • International Marketing and Communications Executive
  • International Public Affairs Consultant

Visit the International Communication - MA page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

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