Our International Communication, Liaison and Advocacy MA is a dynamic, pioneering interdisciplinary course, which meets the demand for greater professionalism in interpersonal and inter-institutional bilingual communication in an international arena. We focus on enhancing your skills as a communicator and facilitator of communication. This can be as an advocate, as a mediator, communication strategist, intermediary or communication facilitator. Grounded in the latest international communications theories and using real-life simulations, you'll learn to locate and analyse resources, pre-empt communications challenges and develop strategies to overcome obstacles to successful interaction. The course will enrich your knowledge and application of the key models of international communication, information handling and presentation in a range of contexts, from the field of public diplomacy to international media, intelligence, public diplomacy, business and international NGOs. It will also enhance your competencies in handling information across and between languages and cultures, in various professional settings. You'll have the training and preparation to make significant contributions in your chosen profession. This MA is for you if you have high-level bilingual competence and experience in mediation between peoples from different cultural backgrounds. Applicants to this course typically come from fields such as language studies, translation and interpreting, social work, teaching, journalism and other areas of the media, as well as from public office.
A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2). Applicants must offer two languages, including English; you must be an habitual user or fluent in one language, and be capable of listening, speaking and reading in the other language to at least Council of Europe Level B2/C1. Applicants must also demonstrate valid reasons for wishing to study the course, understanding of the nature and demands of the course and the conceptual and intellectual foundations needed to study at postgraduate level. Applicants may be invited to an interview. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing. Applicants are required to submit one academic or professional reference.
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