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International Business and Intercultural Communication
MA or PGDip or PGCert
Build the specialist skills in international business and communication - and take your career to the next level.
This course will help you advance your career in the international arena. You’ll develop highly refined intercultural communication skills - prized by transnational employers. You’ll learn to communicate with people from all different backgrounds, in any professional culture. And you’ll be able to influence change, drive decision-making and nurture innovation in the global workplace.
You’ll also build strong business acumen. You’ll understand how global multinationals and NGOs operate. And you’ll know how to work effectively within them.
You’ll graduate with meaningful professional experience at a UK or international business. And you’ll have the skills, knowledge and experience to advance your career.
How to apply
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Questions about fees?
Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.
|Additional costs||Amount (£)|
|Travel and associated costs if relevant when undertaking work placements.||£30-700 per year|
It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
|Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.||Typically £0-200|
Library fines (for late returns or lost books)
|£1-35 per book|
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
There are International Student Scholarships available for 2022 and other scholarships and funding options for postgraduate international students.
All financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
You’ll spend your first semester learning on-campus at Oxford Brookes. You’ll join a fully international student cohort.
On-campus, you’ll examine the fundamentals of international business and management. You’ll begin honing your intercultural communication skills. And you can examine the global contexts for NGOs and political institutions.
You’ll spend your second semester carrying out a work placement in an international business. You can do your placement here in the UK - or anywhere in the world. You’ll work for a minimum of three months, gaining meaningful professional experience for your CV. You’ll find your placement yourself - but we’ll support you to do this.
You’ll gain experience in a dynamic professional environment. And past students have carried out placements at employers like:
- Oxford University Press
- The UN
In your second semester, you’ll also take one study module, which you can choose to do completely online.
Research areas and clusters
- european integration
- european politics
- consultancy projects
- ethics and fair trade
- business strategy.
After you graduate
You’ll graduate ready to launch or progress your career in the international arena. You’ll have the highly developed intercultural communication skills that today’s employers prize. And you’ll be able to influence, negotiate and collaborate across different cultures and organisations. You’ll also have meaningful professional experience in an international business on your CV.
You might be surprised where the course takes you. You could progress into a new sector, or take up a completely new career path. Our graduates progress into fields like:
And they work in multinationals from TikTok to bChannels.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.