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Professional Communication MSc University of Aberdeen




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This multidisciplinary programme develops your theory, analytical skills, relationship building capability, understanding of organisational negotiation, leadership, interpretation and interaction knowledge within communications. Communication and language is fundamental to how businesses, people and societies prosper. The programme brings communication disciplines from The Business School, and Linguistics expertise from the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture to provide real depth to your knowledge and career.

  • The Business School is ranked in the UK top three for research impact in Business and Management Studies (REF 2014).
  • Linguistics is ranked 3rd in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2020)
  • You benefit from studying at the 5th oldest university in the UK with courses from the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture and the Business School. You are taught by a range of international academics and researchers with global experience
  • You learn wide ranging areas of communication across organisational cultures, business negotiation, persuasion, marketing and communication and more, to help you gain in depth, insight, knowledge and understanding of communication in its widest sense.

Courses can include: Marketing Management; Communication Theory and Analysis; Interpersonal Management Negotiation and Persuasion; Intercultural Communication; Institutional Discourse; Business Model Innovation; Healthcare Communication; English for Academic Purposes; The Leadership Challenge; Marketing Communications; and your Dissertation.

All transactions in life rely on effective communication and relationship building. Throughout the programme you benefit from industry networks, projects and industry weeks in the Business School. There are further opportunities to explore internships via our networks and organisations throughout the UK. The programme allows you to travel globally in your career and the skills, learning and experience you gain can be applied throughout the world.

The Business School offers programmes which cover all major business disciplines including: Accountancy, Finance and Real Estate; Economics; and Business Management. Within these disciplines an international team of academics with industry experience offer Marketing Management, and Digital Marketing Leadership at postgraduate level.

The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture investigate discourse analysis, language variation, attitudes and learning. The School offers a wide range of communication specialists and research with centres which are: The Centre for Linguistics Research. the Centre for the Novel; George Washington Wilson Centre for Visual Culture, WORD Centre for Creative Writing; Walter Scott Research Centre and others. You are welcome to attend events and seminars in both Schools and across the wider university.

The University of Aberdeen and Kings College is the 5th oldest university in the UK. It was founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495. It is “Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others.” It provides progressive, innovative research. Initially aligned to the university models of Paris and Bologna, this progressive vision continues to attract international researchers and academics.

The stunning contemporary blue glass Sir Duncan Rice library offers you panoramic views over the city, beach and beyond and excellent study facilities. The city is compact, architecturally interesting and it offers four shopping centres, restaurants for all tastes and budgets, museums, galleries, a beach, walks and plenty to do

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University of Aberdeen

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King's College,


Aberdeen, City Of,

AB24 3FX, Scotland

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