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Course summary

Crafting connections across cultures Being able to communicate effectively and appropriately with people from diverse cultural backgrounds is a vital skill in an increasingly interconnected world, particularly in the area of Tourism. Our innovative Intercultural Business Communication and Tourism Management degree is unique in the country and offers you the opportunity to develop a desirable skillset applied to a specific sector. You will gain a deep understanding of culture and its role in business communications and interactions, from team meetings, to negotiations, to welcoming visitors, to marketing campaigns. Intercultural Business Communication combines the study of ‘cultures’ (national, regional, local, ethnic, religious, gender, organisational, vocational) and different forms of communication with the development of your own intercultural skills, including self-awareness, openness, curiosity, adaptability, and respect for others. You will apply this understanding of culture and intercultural communication to different areas of Tourism Management, including visitor attraction management, tourism impacts and sustainable development, and international tourism policy and planning. Why Study With Us 1. Our programmes are unique. We offer the only undergraduate programmes in Intercultural Business Communication in Scotland, and the only joint honours IBC and Tourism Management programme in the UK. 2. As a diverse, multicultural city, attracting thousands of international students, business travellers, and tourists, Edinburgh is the perfect location to study Intercultural Business Communication. 3. We are the # 1 modern university in Scotland (THE World University Rankings 2023) and the #1 university in Edinburgh for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020-2023).

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements HNC - Pass in Activity Tourism/Travel & Tourism/Business with B in the graded unit. SQA Advanced Higher - BBC A Level - BBB

Minimum Qualification Requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6.0.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £15160* Year 1
International £15160* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Intercultural Business Communication and Tourism Management at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS