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Masters degree programme in Intercultural Communication

Masters degree programme in Intercultural Communication
Dear Colleagues,

The University of Jyvaskyla arranges an application round for a two-year Masters degree programme in Intercultural Communication. Deadline for applications is 31st January 2005. I would be delighted if you could forward this info to your students who might be interested in this opportunity.


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 credits (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 Jyvдskylд. For more information on
Eurocampus, see In applying for the Masters Degree in Intercultural Communication, applicants should
indicate whether they also wish to participate in the Eurocampus.

There is no tuition fee for the Masters programme, but students are responsable for the costs related to the room and board.

Deadline for applications is 31st January 2005. For further information and the application, please see the Department of Communication webpages at  

With kind regards,
Solja Ryhanen (Ms)
International Coordinator
International Office
P.O.Box 35 (T)
FI-40014 University of Jyvaskyla
tel. +358 14 260 1069
fax +358 14 260 1061

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Phone: +371 64623709
Fax: +371 64625901


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