Master of Cross-cultural Relations (Master Degree)

Australia

Cricos: 00917K

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The award
Master Degree

How long you will study
18 Months

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
March, July

International course fees
AUD 30480 per year

All study options

About Master of Cross-cultural Relations at Western Sydney University

CRICOS Code: 0101777

The School of Humanities and Communication Arts, in collaboration with the Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture and other Schools in Western Sydney University, is offering a stimulating and rigorous degree to meet the needs of cultural institutions, creative industries and government departments in their increasing engagement in international cultural exchanges. The Master of Cross-cultural Relations has a practical focus of cultural exchanges between Australia and China, but the knowledge and research skills acquired are applicable to all cultural relations. The course appeals to Australian and Chinese students, as well as other international students who would like to develop careers in international cultural exchange management. The course will help you develop an advanced understanding of intercultural communication and competence, international business management, cultural diplomacy, and the cultural policy and practice in Australia and China. A major research project in cultural exchange will be carried out in the second year, to apply the knowledge and skills from previous units to a real life setting which may involve a work placement in Australia. Successful completion of this Master's program provides pathways to higher degree research study. As this program has 50% (60 credit points) research components, students may have opportunities to apply for direct entry to PhD after they complete.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMaster DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study18 months
    Course startsMarch, JulyDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 30480 per year

Entry requirements

Academic Entry Requirements

Admission to Western Sydney University is highly competitive and is on the basis of academic merit. International students are required to meet the same standards as Australian residents. Refer to the online handbook for the specific requirements of each degree program. Some programs may also require evidence of relevant work experience.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international students must have a good command of written and spoken English. If English is not your first language or was not the medium of instruction in your secondary or tertiary studies (evidence required), you will need to demonstrate your proficiency in the English language by achieving a prescribed level in an approved English examination or test before you can receive a full offer of a place.

More information of Academic and English Language Requirements in available on our Entry Requirements webpage.

Applying to Western Sydney University

International applicants can apply direct to Western Sydney University or via an authorised agent representative of the University. International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof in the University Handbook.

If you are an international student completing one of the following qualifications in the calendar year prior to admission; An Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia; An International Baccalaureate in Australia or A New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3; you can lodge your application online at UAC International.

Students applying for Study Abroad and Exchange programs (non-award one or two semester of study) need to follow the steps on the Study Abroad at Western Sydney University website.

Please visit our admissions webpage for full details and a video guide on how to apply to Western Sydney University as an International student.

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    Testimonial from Nimi Techi, India, Bachelor of Communications, student at Western Sydney University

    I love Western Sydney for the fact that it offers all that it takes for you to be a well-rounded professional in your field. This university fulfills all my requirements of a foreign education: multicultural environment, well-designed curricula, high-class facilities, and practical training opportunities. The inclusivity and support the university provides towards the international students is simply amazing.

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    If I were to list down every feature of the Western Sydney University which appealed to me, it would be a perpetually extending, inexhaustible list. The focus of education is student centred with emphasis on industry preparedness. Therefore, as most undergraduates (like myself) seek to gain industry relevant skills and experiences, Western trains us with professional relevance in mind.

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    Testimonial from Sajit Gopal Gurubacharya, International Student from Nepal, Bachelor of Computer Science, student at Western Sydney University

    Western Sydney University is a great place to learn, develop and grow as a person. It offers you many opportunities, enables you to be part of the active social clubs while gaining knowledge in your field of study. University is what you make of it, but Western provides you a relaxed environment to strive in succeeding.  I like that the teachers are extremely approachable and are willing to help you learn when you ask for it. Close consultation and interaction with the teachers have helped me get the best out of my degree.

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