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Intercultural Communication

Degree type
Language of education
English (100%)
12 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

Communication between different cultures and in different languages has become increasingly important. This is partly because of the rapid pace of globalization. As a result, interaction between people has become more internationally oriented, and therefore more multicultural and multilingual.

In the English-taught Master's specialization in Intercultural Communication, you will learn about the influence of internationalization and multiculturalism on language and interaction. You will study this in a wide range of social contexts. You will research how language, culture and identity are linked and how they influence each other, and how people behave and interact with each other in a multicultural society. You will study intercultural communication in social institutions and organizations such as schools, government bodies and co-operatives and you will examine questions such as: how do people from different cultural, ethnical and national backgrounds cooperate? And how can you lead culturally diverse teams? You will also acquire knowledge about how governments create policies on the multilingual and multicultural aspects of societies.

Intercultural Communication Career Prospects

As a graduate of the specialization in Intercultural Communication, you are truly an expert in intercultural communication processes. You are able to consult, analyse educational processes and set up training programmes in this field of expertise. Doing this enables you to add value in managing of language and cultural diversity in education, the multinational enterprises or the government agencies and related organizations.

Students in the field of Communication and Information Sciences have a wide range of career opportunities. There are also plenty of opportunities that require specific knowledge of Intercultural Communication.

Here is a small selection of the positions you may apply for after you have completed the Intercultural Communication program:

  • Consulting and Reimbursement Services
  • Consultant
  • International Scholar Advisor
  • Director of International Professional Services & Support
  • Director of Corporate Giving
  • Development Associate

Intercultural Communication Related Programs

Besides the Master in Intercultural Communication, Tilburg University offers several other specializations  within the framework of the Communication and Information Sciences program.

Specializations include: Business Communication and Digital MediaCommunication DesignData Journalism  and Human Aspects of Information Technology.

See which other programs are related to the Master Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Master in Intercultural Communication will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MA degree at Tilburg University.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Intercultural Communication

About Tilburg University

At Tilburg University, our mission is to inspire students and faculty members to reach their full potential, and in doing so, reap a positive impact on the society around them. Our education and research is internationally inspired and is ground breaking. Tilburg is represented among the top institutes in the international university rankings.

Tilburg University educational programs instil a broad social awareness in our students along with critical personal and professional skills. Learning and development are offered at all career levels. Research endeavours aim to advance the frontiers of knowledge on issues and subjects of direct value to society – and are actively disseminated and applied within the community with this objective in mind. We play an active part in the local community and that of the region, the Netherlands and the entire world, maintaining close contact at all levels.

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