Intercultural Communication in Education and the Workplace, II stopień


Kierunek w Systemie Obsługi Rekrutacji (link)

Nazwa kierunku / Programme name

Intercultural Communication in Education and the Workplace, MA programme





Język wykładowy / Language of instruction


Profil kształcenia / Profile

general academic


Krótki opis kierunku / Programme description

The programme is designed to provide students with knowledge, skills and competencies in intercultural communication. It is addressed to Polish students who wish to study in English in an international environment and international students interested in MA studies in Poland with English as the language of instruction.

By participating in the courses, students will acquire knowledge about the cultural diversity of the world, an understanding of multicultural problems in the era of global economic and educational migration, and necessary intercultural competencies and skills.

 The programme of study is based on four major thematic blocks:

  • cultural studies
  • relations between language and culture
  • practical learning of a foreign language
  • preparation for writing a Master’s thesis

The studies “Intercultural Communication in Education and the Workplace” are unique on a nationwide scale because they are the only offer of this kind in Poland.

Wymiany międzynarodowe dla studentów



Sylwetka absolwenta / Graduate’s profile

A graduate:

  • has knowledge allowing for functioning on an international job market and qualifications to teach subjects related to multiculturalism in the contemporary world;
  • has knowledge about cultural diversity of the world and the nature of cultural research, the dynamics of cultural phenomena, as well as cultural differences and diversities;
  • understands the need to seek information and broaden the knowledge concerning different cultures before entering into intercultural contact with foreigners;
  • has intercultural competence (also non-verbal) necessary for effective functioning within a multicultural environment, facilitating communication and building relations with different cultures representatives;
  • can acknowledge multiple aspects of the language-culture relationship; has knowledge of world languages (with focus on English and European languages); recognises problems of multilingualism and possible adaptation difficulties (language behaviour in the multicultural environment);
  • has language competence in English (level B2+ or C1) and another foreign language (minimum level A2), including receptive and expressive communication skills related to job market reality;
  • has practical language skills (oral and written) and personal skills allowing for functioning in educational institutions and on the international job market;
  • due to the acquired cultural knowledge and English language competence, is capable to conduct research within multicultural and multilingual environment;
  • has an attitude of respect, empathy, patience and openness towards different cultures.


Uprawnienia zawodowe / Qualifications and employment prospects

A graduate of the MA programme of Intercultural Communication in Education and the Workplace has knowledge of the cultural diversity of the world and the specificity of fields of study dealing with the study of culture, dynamics of cultural phenomena as well as cultural diversity; understands the need to search for information and deepen the knowledge about another culture before making intercultural contacts with its representatives; has intercultural (also non-verbal) competences necessary for effective functioning in a multicultural environment, facilitating communication and building relationships with representatives of other cultures; is able to perceive the multifaceted nature of the relationship between language and culture; has knowledge of the languages ​​of the world (with particular emphasis on the role of English and the languages ​​of Europe); is able to perceive the problems of multilingualism and adaptive linguistic behaviour in the conditions of multiculturalism; has language competences in English (level B2 + or C1) and of a second foreign language (at least level A2) in terms of language reception and production in relation to the realities of the labour market; has practical language (oral and written) and personal skills enabling functioning in educational institutions and on the international labour market; thanks to the acquired knowledge about cultures and linguistic competences, is able to effectively conduct research in multicultural and multilingual environments; exhibits respect, empathy, patience and openness to other cultures.
Such well-established knowledge of interculturalism and acquired practical language skills predispose a graduate of MA studies of Intercultural Communication in Education and the Workplace to work in international companies employing English-speaking staff and serving foreign clients (telecommunications, tourism: travel agencies, hotels); dean’s offices and career offices of universities educating foreign students; international agendas in the field of culture; structures of the European Union; cultural institutions and educational institutions promoting multiculturalism; uniformed services operating in multicultural environments; media (television, radio, press, internet); refugee centres.

Employment prospects:

  • international companies with English speaking staff working with foreign client (telecommunication, tourism, travel agencies, hotels);
  • universities: faculty offices, university career offices for foreign students;
  • international cultural institutions;
  • The European Union institutions;
  • cultural and educational institutions promoting multiculturalism (e.g., The Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin, museums, galleries);
  • uniformed services functioning within a multicultural environment (custom officers, border guard, army, police);
  • media (television, radio, press, internet);
  • refugee centres;
  • international airports. 

Miejsca realizacji praktyk zawodowych


Jednostka prowadząca

Instytut Nauk o Kulturze UMCS / Institute of Cultural Studies

Opiekun kierunku

dr Magdalena Grabias

Prodziekan odpowiedzialny za kierunek

dr hab. Jarosław Krajka, prof. UMCS

Obsługa studentów

mgr Katarzyna Tomczyk

Obsługa procesu dydaktycznego

mgr Magdalena Chudy


Dodatkowe informacje (linki)


Profil Instytutu Nauk o Kulturze UMCS:



Program studiów

Od roku akad. 2019/2020: