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Professional Language and Intercultural Studies MA

University of Leeds

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

This course combines the study of intercultural communication/studies with a thorough grounding in professional language. The intercultural side encompasses the study of social interaction between cultural groups, including theoretical analysis of some of the thornier global questions which we currently face. In terms of professional language, you will develop skills in translation, public speaking and written communication in English. These two strands are closely connected through exploring the role that culture and languages play in shaping our identity, influencing social relations and affecting aspects of power.

You’ll also focus on additional topics that suit your interests and aspirations, as you choose from optional modules across different disciplines or contexts. You could study modules focusing on screen translation, gender and equality in the workplace, pragmatics and international organisations among many others. You could even study a foreign language. If you’re looking for a career with an international dimension, this course will allow you to develop the knowledge, cultural awareness and practical skills to succeed.

Learning and teaching

You’ll be taught by leading researchers and practitioners in a variety of disciplines, depending on the modules you choose. As a result you’ll experience a range of learning and teaching methods including lectures, seminars, practical classes and one-to-one tutorials among others.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

Assessment

Assessment methods will vary as much as your choice of modules. They could include traditional exams and essays as well as reflective logs, problem-solving reports and group and individual presentations. Translation modules also use translation tests.

Career opportunities

This course is designed for students who want to develop careers with an international dimension, such as working in non-governmental organisations, multinational corporations, commerce, market research, tourism, or the diplomatic service. A postgraduate qualification will also equip you with advanced skills in research, analysis and written and oral communication which will always hold value among employers in a range of industries.

Others have gone into international education, or built on their language skills with further training in areas such as translation or interpreting. Many have also pursued further studies through postgraduate research (PhD), either in Intercultural Studies or related fields.

Application deadline

31 August 2021

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 20,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Leeds

  • University League Table

    16th

  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 29 2

    14th out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    154 75%

    9th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    2nd

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    149 75%

    16th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    35th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    74th

    3

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