University of Sydney Handbooks - 2016 Archive

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Crosscultural Communication

The Master of Crosscultural Communication is an exciting field of study in today’s globalised world, examining how communication happens in different societies (crosscultural communication), and how people from different societies interact (intercultural communication). The Master of Crosscultural Communication is designed for people working, or aspiring to work, in multicultural sectors in education, law, health, business, marketing and advertising, diplomacy, media, tourism, government and non-government organisations. In this degree you will develop an understanding of how languages work, how societies and cultures differ and the variety of ways in which people from different societies and cultural backgrounds communicate using languages. On this foundation, you will be able to analyse intercultural communication. You are provided with the flexibility to select your own pathway of electives such as:

  • Language, communication and translation
  • Global communication
  • Culture, religion, media and visual communication.

You can also choose to study a particular society, or to focus on a research project. There are four core units for this degree:

  1. LNGS7001 Structure of English
  2. LNGS7002 Language, Society and Power
  3. LNGS7006 Crosscultural Communication
  4. ASNS6906 Communicating in Asian Contexts

See also: Applied Linguistics

Department website:

Professor Nick Enfield
Phone: +61 2 9351 2391

Awards and requirements

Please refer to the degree resolutions in this handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different coursework award courses.

Master of Crosscultural Communication
Candidates for the Master of Crosscultural Communication must complete 72 credit points including:

  • a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study
  • a maximum of 42 credit points from elective or core elective units of study

Candidates who have completed previous study in a relevant discipline may be eligible for a reduction in the requirements in accordance with the table below.

Level of prior learning Full-time duration Credit points to complete
AQF Level 7 eg. a bachelor's degree in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Law 1.5 years 72
Relevant professional experience equivalent to a Graduate Certificate 1 year 48
AQF Level 8 eg. Honours in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Law 1 year 48