University of Sydney Handbooks - 2013 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 sectors such as 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. Some of the units of study available in this degree include: Language, Society and Power; and Culture and Development: key concepts. Popular electives include: Communicating in Asian contexts; Asian Popular Culture; and Muslim Women: Realities and Challenges.

See also: Applied Linguistics

Department website:

Dr Toni Borowsky
Phone: + 61 2 9351 3479

Awards and Requirements

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

Please refer to the Postgraduate Table in this Handbook for units of study available in the current year.

Master of Crosscultural Communication
Candidates for the Master of Crosscultural Communication must complete 48 credit points, including 18 credit points of core units of study and 30 credit points of elective units of study.