Intercultural Communication

Course code 72251

An understanding of cultural difference has become essential for effective intercultural communication in an increasingly global economy. On completion of this course, you will gain a critical understanding of the interrelationship between culture and communication and the ways in which culture affects social and business relations in local and global contexts.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 6  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 2 2019 Print only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to

  • Analyse and explain approaches to the study of culture and the impact of globalisation.
  • Apply theories of intercultural communication to real world examples
  • Critically evaluate and interpret social and business interactions to identify intercultural communication issues.


Students must have previously studied at Level 5.

Access to a DVD player.


This course is 100% internally assessed


No textbooks are required for this course