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Full time & Part time See Course MA, PGDip, PGCert 12 - 16 months full-time; 24 - 33 months part-time

About the course

Learn how to communicate effectively in an intercultural workplace. Opt to study abroad for a semester and prepare for a role in today’s globalised world.

On our MA Intercultural Communication, you’ll discover the importance of intercultural relationships both to the modern socio-economic climate – and to building a successful career within it.

As part of our postgraduate community in Cambridge, you’ll work alongside students from all over the world, gaining an additional understanding of intercultural environments that will support your studies.

If you’re studying this Masters full-time you’ll have the opportunity to spend a placement semester at a European university via the Eurocampus.

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Entry Requirements

A good First Degree, with Honours, in a related subject.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Please see course website for further details.

 Course Content

Where is Anglia Ruskin University ARU

Student Profile(s)


"Taking part in the Eurocampus was an unforgettable experience for me that prepared me very well for my working life. After finishing my studies, I moved back to Germany to start work as a personnel consultant. Each day, I guarantee that companies receive suitable candidates. My intercultural knowledge, acquired at the Eurocampus, is critical for the success of companies as well as for my own career as a personnel consultant."

Stephen Trinder

As an English teacher in Korea throughout my early twenties, I became increasingly aware of the strong influence of culture on social and institutional practices. The differences between methods of communication and workplace etiquette in Korea in comparison with the UK were very stark, and these encouraged me to look at my own values and behavioural norms.

As I did this, my interest in culture grew, I decided to further my education in the field. During my research for potential course, I was drawn to a Masters programme on offer at ARU called Intercultural Communication. Not only was it suited to my own burgeoning interest in human relations, ARU was one of only a handful of universities in the UK that offered this kind of MA.

I found the originality and forward-thinking nature of that attractive and decided to follow up. I got in touch with course leader at the time, Professor Guido Rings, who painted a very interesting picture of the kind of things the course would offer. I quickly decided this was for me, so I began saving and worked the rest of my contract in Korea before returning to the UK.

After completing my MA, I returned to Korea to teach English and intercultural communication at Silla University in the port city of Busan. The critical thinking and research skills I cultivated thanks to my MA at ARU were evident in the material I developed for my Intercultural Business Communication and European Society courses, both of which were very popular with students there.

In 2014, I relocated to Abu Dhabi to take up a lectureship position at the Higher Colleges of Technology. Working in the General Studies department, I became the course leader for the Intercultural Studies module. As the individual in charge of curriculum development and content, again, my experiences at ARU shaped an educational philosophy that sought to promote intercultural solidarity and mutual cross-cultural understanding and I have continued to integrate these elements into my teaching ever since.

I believe that the ability to develop independent research and writing skills to a professional standard were a result of the education I received from ARU and the confidence that competent and knowledgeable professors at the University expertly instilled into me.


Our Alumni Scholarship is for students who have already completed an ARU degree course, and want to undertake further study – whether that’s a Masters degree or a research programme.

This scholarship is available to students starting a course in the 2019/20 academic year.

There are three levels of scholarship, ranging from £400 up to £2,000 in your first year of study.

£2,000 if you’re applying for a postgraduate taught degrees, and achieved a 2:1 or above in your previous study
£1,000 if you’re applying for a postgraduate taught degree, and achieved below a 2:1 in your previous study
£400 if you’re applying for a postgraduate research degree
This scholarship is a fee discount. We'll deduct it from the tuition fees in your first year.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000 for a pg taught degree with a 2:1 or above in your ug degree. £1,000 for a postgraduate taught degree with below 2:1 in your ug degree.


To be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship you must:

be starting a postgraduate taught or postgraduate research course at ARU. You can be studying full-time or part-time
be from the UK or EU. International students should refer to our International Alumni Scholarship
already hold a full undergraduate honours degree, Masters degree, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma from ARU. We include our predecessor institutions in this, and there is no time limit on when you completed your previous studies.

Application Procedure

There is no need to apply. You'll automatically receive our Alumni Scholarship if you meet the eligibility criteria.

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