BA (Hons) Intercultural Communication with Business Management
- Full Time
- Degree of Bachelor of Arts
- UCAS Course Code
- Entry Requirements
- Course Length
- 3 years
- Course Start Date
- September 2023
Why you should choose us
Ever wondered how successful communication transcends cultural and linguistic barriers? Ever considered how global companies manage their diverse workforce?
On this course, you’ll develop your understanding of global business and discover the essentials of business, marketing and intercultural communication, discovering how important global communication and intercultural awareness are today for individuals and businesses.
You’ll challenge yourself and the cultural stereotypes that create barriers to successful communication. You’ll develop your understanding of how global businesses manage workforces with widely differing languages, values, and business practices. You’ll then have the chance to put your skills to the test by spending an optional semester abroad.
You’ll be taught alongside UK, EU and international students, enhancing your linguistic and intercultural communication skills. You’ll also be able to start, or improve, your fluency in another language.
You’ll graduate ready to work in a range of fields, or to deepen your learning with further study.
Our BA Intercultural Communication with Business Management is ranked in the top 20 for Business and Management by 'The Guardian University Guide 2023'.
Intercultural awareness is perhaps more crucial now than ever. On this degree, you’ll work with experts in the field of intercultural communication to explore key global challenges. You’ll consider how we can break down barriers to successful communication within business, communities, education and politics.
You'll develop your business acumen by undertaking modules that will give you a solid foundation in business management. Later in your degree, you will have the chance to specialise in marketing, business ethics, or intercultural communication.
Throughout your degree, you’ll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. Our teaching in Language and Communication Studies is informed by cutting-edge research and practice in intercultural communication, and you’ll receive teaching in business and management from the Norwich Business School. That means you’ll get direct insight into the latest issues and debates from a range of perspectives.
You’ll carry out independent and group study, pursuing research in UEA’s state-of-the-art library, writing essays and carrying out practical work or projects. You will develop not only written and spoken skills, but also project management, teamwork and interpersonal skills, and leadership skills. You’ll also be encouraged to develop links with local businesses, schools, and charities, which will require you to engage with them outside of formal teaching time. By applying your theoretical knowledge to a range of real-world situations, through authentic assessments you will develop a wide range of skills, honing the qualities you need to succeed in today's globalized world.
Placement Year and Study Abroad
Choose to spend a semester abroad at a partner university and practise your intercultural communication skills. This study abroad option is available for the spring semester of your second year.
For further details, visit the Study Abroad section of our website.
- A Levels
- ABB If you are taking an EPQ and three A-levels, we may offer you a one grade reduction on our advertised typical offer, if you achieve an A in the EPQ.
- T Levels
- Not accepted
- DDM excluding BTEC Public Services, Uniformed Services and Business Administration
- Scottish Highers
- Scottish Advanced Highers
- Irish Leaving Certificate
- 3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3
- Access to HE Diploma
- Access to Humanities & Social Sciences pathway accepted Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3.
- International Baccalaureate
- 32 points
You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.
- English Foreign Language
Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):
IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) for year 1 entry
We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of example qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.
If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:
Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time.
- Deferred Entry
We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year. We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.
This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake is in September each year.
Additional Information or Requirements
UEA are committed to ensuring that Higher Education is accessible to all, regardless of their background or experiences. One of the ways we do this is through our contextual admissions schemes.
If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes
If you do not meet the academic and/or English language requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO UEA offers progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:
International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture (for Year 1 entry to UEA)
International Foundation in Humanities and Law (for Year 1 entry to UEA)
Once enrolled onto your course at UEA, your progression and continuation (which may include your eligibility for study abroad, overseas experience, placement or year in industry opportunities) is contingent on meeting the assessment requirements which are relevant to the course on which you are enrolled.
Fees and Funding
View our information for Tuition Fees.
Scholarships and Bursaries
We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. View our range of Scholarships for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.
Course Related Costs
View our information about Additional Course Fees.
How to Apply
Apply for this course through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS), using UCAS Hub.
UCAS Hub is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom.
Your application does not have to be completed all at once. Register or sign in to UCAS to get started.
Once you submit your completed application, UCAS will process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.
The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.
View our guide to applying through UCAS for useful tips, key dates and further information:
After the Course
With this degree, you’ll be equipped to enter a whole host of career sectors, both in the UK and abroad. These include tourism, hospitality and leisure, human resources, marketing, sales, business, international banking, media, the civil service, local government and administration, teaching and education, translation and interpretation, international trade and business, journalism, arts administration, and customer services.
Alternatively, you might continue your studies with a Master’s degree such as MA in Global Intercultural Communication or MA in Applied Translation Studies, or an MBA. To get your career off to the best start, our Careers Service run an annual Arts and Humanities events programme. This includes alumni-led presentations and workshops across a range of sectors, including charities, politics and government, writing and communications, and museums and heritage.
You will also benefit from our annual Careers Using Languages Fair, where we showcase the range of opportunities available to you. This is a great chance to meet employers and to hear alumni speak about their career paths since graduating.
A degree at UEA will prepare you for a wide variety of careers. We've been ranked 1st for Job Prospects by StudentCrowd in 2022.
Examples of careers you could enter include:
Consultancy and PR
Mediation and training
Sales and marketing