The Master's Programme Intercultural Communication lasts for one year and has a 60 EC study load. Please refer to the programme book as a supplement to the student website and as a guide during your first weeks of the academic year.

Curriculum

  • The Course Planner contains an overview of the courses in your study programme's exam requirements, including useful information about individual courses. Do not forget to select the right academic year in the pull-down menu!
  • Below you will find a more detailed description of your curriculum.

During the first term of your programme you choose the contents of your study path, together with your Programme Coordinator or tutor. You can choose one of the following study paths:

  • 3 non-language specific courses (15 EC)
  • 2 language specific courses as well as Intercultural Consultancy (15 EC) 
  • Master's thesis (15 EC), which can be combined with an internship  or research project (15 EC).

In this variant, the non-language specific courses (15 EC) are compulsory. In addition, you select two of the language specific courses (10 EC). In addition, the course Intercultural Consultancy is required, but you may choose the language of instruction. Whether you can participate in these language specific courses depends on your oral and written proficiency in the relevant language. In order to determine your proficiency level, you will take a language test at the start of the programme.

You will write your thesis and your internship report in Dutch.

  • 3 non-language specific courses (15 EC)
  • 2 language specific courses as well as Intercultural Consultancy (15 EC) 
  • Master's thesis (15 EC), which can be combined with an internship  or research project (15 EC).

In this variant of the programme, you will be required to complete 30 EC of language specific instruction. Half of this (15 EC) will take the form of 3 language specific courses, either from our own selection or from Masterlanguage (see below). Whether you can participate in these language specific courses depends on your oral and written proficiency in the relevant language. The other 15 EC consists of your thesis and your internship report, written at the proficiency level the programme specifies. 

Be sure to discuss the options and requirements of a language specific track with the programme coördinator and the coördinators of the relevant language track.

To fulfil your compulsory choice components, you may choose to enrol in a selection of the national Masterlanguage (MaLa) programme. See the course overview below. In case this Masterlanguage course is organised in block 3 the thesis may expand in to block 4.
Masterlanguage courses in semester 2 can replace 5 or 10 EC of the internship.

More information regarding Masterlanguage can be found at their website:  https://masterlanguage.nl/en/. This is also the place where you need to enroll in the courses.

French
Blok 3: Communication Interculturelle

Italiaans
Blok 3: La lingua italiana nel mondo

Spaans
Blok 2: La imagen del mundo hispánico en Europa
Blok 3: El español en contacto hoy

BEWARE: In case you want to enroll in other MaLa courses you have to obtain permission from the board of examiners. Take a look here: https://students.uu.nl/en/hum/intercultural-communication/practical-info...

Exam requirements

When you start this programme, you will be registered for its exam programme. This is a 'translation' of the exam requirements described in the Education and Examination Regulations.In order to complete your Master's programme you will need to meet the exam requirements.

Study Progress Report (SPR)

Your study progress report lists all of your current results, and tells you how far along you are in meeting your exam requirements. View your study progress report in OSIRIS > tab Progress. See the example (pdf) for an elaborate explanation on the Study Progress Report.

If you wish to deviate from the curriculum, you must first ask your programme’s Board of Examiners for approval or exemption. In case your request is granted, the changes will be processed in OSIRIS and integrated into your exam programme and Study Progress Review.

In order to graduate, you will need to meet your programme's exam requirements as described in the Education and Examination Regulations. Based on these criteria and your Study Progress Review, the Board of Examiners determines whether you have graduated. The courses that are listed on your Study Progress Review will appear on the International Diploma Supplement (IDS), the attachment that you receive with your diploma. Note that courses listed under the heading ‘Results-Other’ are not part of the examination syllabus and do not appear on the IDS.

If you have questions about your Study Progress Review or find errors in it, contact the Student Desk Humanities.