Intercultural Communication with International Business MA - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MA Intercultural Communication with International Business

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Intercultural Communication with International Business
PGCert Intercultural Communication with International Business

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PPA63005 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PPA63006 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

Q140, P390

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - School of Literature and Languages

Programme Leader

MARQUEZ REITER R Dr (Lit & Langs)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Provide a comprehensive and differentiated understanding of intercultural communication in contemporary socio-cultural contexts

Supply the tools enabling students to apply this understanding to the task of addressing the market needs of the international business environment

Instil in students the capacity for carrying out advanced supervised research in an area of Intercultural Communication

Develop students' awareness of the linguistic and cultural differences arising from the intercultural encounter of Anglophone culture(s) with the diverse cultures subject to its influence

Sensitize students to linguistic and cultural difference in the construction of everyday and institutional discourse resulting from the increased marketization of private and public services, as well as to the issues and concerns of the rapidly growing media industries

Impart the knowledge and skills of intercultural communication and international business necessary to enable students to compete for jobs/research opportunities in fields relevant to their degree (intercultural training, human resource management, government local/overseas agencies and agencies for international co-operation, business consultancies), as well as PhD opportunities in this area

Develop students' abilities to evaluate and judiciously apply scholarship in Intercultural Communication

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Demonstrate a critical understanding of different types of communication, in particular intercultural, cross-cultural, non-mediated (face-to-face) and mediated (telephone, internet,etc.) communication K MA
Demonstrate a critical awareness of the issues and concerns involved in mediated and non-mediated intercultural communication K MA
Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the strategies and processes of social interaction either spoken or written K MA
Demonstrate detailed understanding of business organisations, their management challenges, and the changing external environment in which they operate K MA
Demonstrate an accurate understanding of different types of communication, in particular intercultural, cross-cultural, non-mediated (face-to-face) and mediated (telephone, internet, etc.) communication K PGDip
Demonstrate good awareness of the issues and concerns involved in mediated and non-mediated intercultural communication K PGDip
Demonstrate good knowledge of the strategies and processes of social interaction either spoken or written K PGDip
Demonstrate good understanding of business organisations, their management challenges, and the changing external environment in which they operate K PGDip
Demonstrate an understanding of different types of communication, in particular intercultural, cross-cultural, non-mediated (face-to-face) and mediated (telephone, internet, etc.) communication K PGCert
Demonstrate an awareness of business organisations, their management challenges, and the changing external environment in which they operate K PGCert
Demonstrate an ability to create and carry out a project in the field of (non) professional communication of significant complexity C MA
Demonstrate an ability to reflect upon the knowledge gained and incorporate this into independent learning strategies C MA
Critically appreciate the different frames for analysing social interaction to be applied to the research work required for the writing of the MA dissertation C MA
Demonstrate an ability to create and carry out a project in the field of (non) professional communication of significant complexity C PGDip
Demonstrate an ability to reflect upon the knowledge gained and incorporate this into independent learning strategies C PGDip
Demonstrate an ability to carry out a project in the field of (non)professional communication under supervision C PGCert
Demonstrate an ability to create appropriate strategies for effective communication with members of the same and/or other (sub)cultures P MA
Demonstrate the capacity to evaluate communication processes already in place in different contexts and implement communication policies P MA
Demonstrate the capacity to evaluate communication processes already in place in different contexts P PGDip
Demonstrate an ability to communicative effectively in written or spoken interaction P PGCert
Demonstrate the capacity to work both independently and with others in order to achieve common goals T MA
Demonstrate an ability to manage learning self-critically T MA
Demonstrate the capacity to work both independently and with others in order to achieve common goals T PGDip
Demonstrate an ability to communicative effectively in written or spoken interaction T PGCert

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ Level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ Level 6.

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ Level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ Level 6.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.