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Intercultural Communication invites applications for Masters Degree

Intercultural Communication invites applications for Masters Degree

Masters Degree in Intercultural Communication is a two-year interdisciplinary course of study designed to enhance the professional communication competence of students preparing for careers which involve significant intercultural contact. The studies encompass 80-120 ECTS (40-60 Finnish credits) depending on the student’s previous studies. Students need to complete an internship of 2-3 months and a Masters Thesis for their degree. In addition to courses on Intercultural Communication and Intercultural Competence, students may focus on issues related to intercultural and international relations, intercultural education and training, communication, language and semiotics, multiculturalism in organisations and society, and area studies.

Successful applicants should hold a Bachelors Degree or equivalent in a relevant field and a proven intercultural orientation demonstrated e.g. through previous studies, work experience, voluntary work, other relevant life experiences. Relevant study backgrounds for applicants include degrees in the field of Humanities, Education, Social Sciences and Business Studies. Previous studies in Communication subjects are an asset. The language of instruction in the majority of courses is English, therefore a good command of English is required (TOEFL +550 paper/+213 computer-based or IELTS 6.0 or above).

A limited number of students will also be accepted to participate in Eurocampus – an intenational study period organised annually in cooperation with European partner universities within the EMICC-network. Eurocampus 2005 takes place in the autumn semester and is held in Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, UK. As a pre-requisite, Eurocampus participants will need to complete an introductory reading package on Intercultural Communication to Jyväskylä. For more information on Eurocampus, see http://www.jyu.fi/viesti/en/emicc_info.php . In applying for the Masters Degree in Intercultural Communication, applicants should indicate whether they also wish to participate in the Eurocampus.

Deadline for applications is 31.1.2005. For further information and the application, please see the Department of Communication webpages at http://www.jyu.fi/viesti/en/ .

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