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International Communication

Postgraduate course
Marketing, PR & Journalism

Enhance your knowledge of the cultural, social, political and economic factors affecting communications internationally today.

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As a graduate you will be an interculturally competent communication professional able to work in any global environment.
Entry requirements
Requirements:The entry requirements for this course are set by the Geert Hofstede Consortium, please refer to their website at this link for further details.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:The entry requirements for this course are set by the Geert Hofstede Consortium, please refer to their website at this link for further details.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
Requirements:The entry requirements for this course are set by the Geert Hofstede Consortium, please refer to their website at this link for further details.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:The entry requirements for this course are set by the Geert Hofstede Consortium, please refer to their website at this link for further details.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

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Charlotte Morris
Senior Media Relations Manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Diploma

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“In the PR industry you learn a lot on the job, but the diploma helped me understand the foundations behind my day-to-day work. Two years after finishing my course I was named as one of PR Week’s Top 29 Under 29s – a list of up and coming people working in PR.”

Upon graduating, you will become an interculturally competent communication professional who is able to work in a global setting. You will be equipped with the skills to anticipate change and to create and manage sustainable and innovative solutions to problems at a senior managerial or consultancy level.
As a graduate, you could work for an international PR consultancy, a multinational company and global organisations either in the private or the public sector.

  • International PR Consultant
  • International Communications Manager
  • International Marketing and Communications Executive
  • International Public Affairs Consultant
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MODULES & LEARNING

Audit an aspect of internal or external communications with a live client organisation.

Examine the role of cultural factors in the management of corporate communications, combining the fields of corporate relations functions and specialist areas of corporate communication.

Gain an understanding of the changing landscape in digital communication and develop the tools for managing personal and corporate reputation.

Analyse the role of business in the global environment, focusing on political, social, legal and technological aspects, in particular sustainable development, competitive advantage of nations, global responsibility and citizenship.

Develop the core skills required to be a public relations professional, including planning, presentation and writing.

Develop an understanding and awareness of the strategic nature of communication, its role as a management function, and the contribution it makes to the achievement of business objectives.

You will carry out an in-depth research project in a subject that is appropriate to the course and of particular interest to you.

The four partner universities formulate a consortium, named after Prof Geert Hofstede, a pioneer and international leading scholar in the field of international communication. You will fully benefit from the collective expertise of the four European partner universities and their international networks both in academia as well as in professional practice. Those of you taking the first semester at our University will benefit from being taught in an English language culture at the biggest and most prestigious centre for public relations education in Europe.

The concept of competency-based learning is at the heart of the curriculum. This means that you are equipped to become a reflective practitioner with the transferable competencies and skills needed for your employability and on-going personal development. The content and learning experience of the course enables you to apply your knowledge and skills directly in professional practice. To enhance your employability, you can also take an optional industrial placement in semester three.

We have a dedicated employability and placements office to support you and provide you with access to a wide range of vacancies from local, national and international employers. Pre-placement guidance and seminars are available on topics such as CV and letter writing, how to succeed at interview, assessment centres and psychometric tests.

  • Professor Christopher Prince
    International CommunicationProfessor Christopher Prince
    Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Business and Law

    We are proud of the success of our national and international graduates.

  • With over 20 years' experience of designing and delivering in-company education and training for private and public sector organisations in the UK and overseas, Professor Prince speaks at world-wide conferences on corporate education, his area of business expertise. In addition to his academic role within our University he also acts as an advisor to a number of leading blue-chip companies on management and organisational development. Professor Prince has also served as a member of the UK's Association of Business Schools' Executive, and as the Chair of the Management, Organisation and Community Development Steering Committee. He is a former Deputy Editor of the Journal of Strategic Change, and has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Annual Conference of Management and Executive Development in the USA.
    Postgraduate Study - Invest in yourself
    Postgraduate Study - Invest in yourself
FEES & FUNDING
Tuition Fees : €13500 (home/EU and overseas students). Payment of fees are to be made to Geert Hofstede Consortium. Shortly, you will receive a tuition fee invoice from the Geert Hofstede Consortium with full details regarding your tuition fee payment and methods of payment.
Tuition Fees : €13500 (home/EU and overseas students). Payment of fees are to be made to Geert Hofstede Consortium. Shortly, you will receive a tuition fee invoice from the Geert Hofstede Consortium with full details regarding your tuition fee payment and methods of payment.
FEES & FUNDING
Tuition Fees : €13500 (home/EU and overseas students). Payment of fees are to be made to Geert Hofstede Consortium. Shortly, you will receive a tuition fee invoice from the Geert Hofstede Consortium with full details regarding your tuition fee payment and methods of payment.
Tuition Fees : €13500 (home/EU and overseas students). Payment of fees are to be made to Geert Hofstede Consortium. Shortly, you will receive a tuition fee invoice from the Geert Hofstede Consortium with full details regarding your tuition fee payment and methods of payment.
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