Newcastle University

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Cross-Cultural Communication and Media Studies


School of Psychology

Percy Building

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

To enhance your employability by enabling you to acquire the knowledge and understanding, skills and aptitudes required for a career in cross-cultural communication and media studies in the public, private or non-profit sector.
You complete a research portfolio (60 credits), take three modules in language and cross-cultural communication, professional communication and introduction to media studies (60 credits), and 60 further credits in media studies: interpersonal communication; media as communication - critical discourse analysis of media texts; investigating gender; advertising, media and communication; communicating images of science and the scientist in literature, art and film; cultural studies; British television; sociolinguistics; representing society, culture and identity; textual analysis - literary studies/detective fiction.
Teaching is by lectures, case-based workshops, interactive seminars, and individual tutorials. Assessment is by course work (examinations, oral presentations and submitted work) and the research portfolio. The portfolio, different from a conventional dissertation, consists of a set of country files where you discuss the core cultural values of a target country and the implications for cross-cultural communication.


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