This programme offers a unique combination of intercultural (or cross-cultural) studies with the study of modern languages, including English. It aims to help students develop a broad understanding of the nature of contemporary relations between different cultural groups and hence the cultural sensitivity, together with the high level communication skills, needed for use in international professional settings or in further study of the field.
Intercultural studies modules: • skills and issues in intercultural studies • English in international communication • a dissertation on a topic related to intercultural studies
Professional language modules: • methods and approaches in translation studies, plus practical modules in specialised translation in a wide variety of language pairs (subject to passing entry test/availability) and/or • modules in English for professional purposes
Optional modules: • managing business across cultures • introduction to interpreting skills • a wide variety of modules in applied linguistics and in the history, culture and/or politics of the world’s regions, nations and ethnic groups • modules in foreign languages