This degree provides a theoretical and practical understanding of global communication as a cultural process. During the course, you will discover how cultural meanings are carried within every message and what their effects are at an international level – how they are mediated, interpreted and translated.
You will gain the skills required to critically explore messages and their meanings in a globalised world. You will also learn how to translate and interpret the delivery of these messages to international audiences and markets, and develop the ability to negotiate and promote intended meaning. You will develop strong intercultural communication skills alongside theoretical and practice-based understanding of the dynamics of intercultural interactions, transnational media in an ever-globalising world.
The course includes four core modules where you will explore the global studies of communication and culture and develop skills in relevant research methods, as well as textual and image analysis. The option modules will allow you to specialise in areas such as negotiation and business strategies, documentary film-making, world literature, global media events and Latin-America cinema.
We live in a world connected by complex means of communication across cultures and transnational media, and this MA responds directly to the global demand of employers, which will prepare you for a host of opportunities in the workplace. This degree is ideal if you have studied culture or communication and wish to gain a more practical element to your knowledge with a focus on international markets, or if you work in the industry and would like to get a more thorough understanding of transcultural communication, which is directly linked to your own professional experience.
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2:1 degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
First-year modules include:
Analysing Transnational and Intercultural Meaning: Images and Film/Language, Texts, and Discourses
Negotiation Across Cultures and Organisations
In alternate years, either: Representing Intercultural Meaning: Exhibition Project or Documentary Film Project
Transnational Flows, Mediascapes, and Global Meaning Making in Intercultural Contexts
Option modules, choose two option modules from:
Global Cultural Cities: The Visual Representation of Barcelona – Tourism, Football, Architecture, Festivals
Global Media Events: Spectacles, Festivals, and Conferences
Global Online Communication: Self-Expression and Identity
Intercultural Rhetoric, Translation, and Mediation: Promotional, Educational and Public Communication
Mediating Distant Suffering: Politics of Pity, Trauma, and Victimhood in a Transnational Context
Memory Beyond Borders: The Transnational Politics of Memory and Remembering
Cinematic Representations of Latin America: Local versus Global
Theories of Culture and Communication
Transcultural and Transnational Aesthetic Practices: Cinema, Magazines, Fashion, and Museums
Understanding Multilingual Contexts: Ethnic Minorities and the Global Level
World Literature: Narratives, Genres, and Networks
The MA in International Communication and Cultures will broaden your employment options as you will gain knowledge and skills that will be invaluable within today´s increasingly complex world of inter-cultural communications.
The course responds directly to the global demand of employers. You will graduate with strong intercultural communication skills alongside theoretical and practice-based understanding of the dynamics of intercultural interactions and transnational media.
Global employers may want to localise their websites or find the right keywords to have on Google (new media); they may want to communicate complex strategies to a vast audience (education, business, media or politics) or they may want to demonstrate to others those aspects of life, social problems or values that are meaningful to them, such as migration, exclusion or global trade; and you will become equipped with the skills necessary to work in precisely thease kinds of areas.
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