University of Leeds program

Introduction to Intercultural Studies

Learn how to appreciate other cultures and develop intercultural competence by exploring concepts of culture and interculturality.

  • Overview 5 courses
  • Duration 10 weeks
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Improve your intercultural competence by understanding concepts of culture and interculturality

This program will introduce you to intercultural studies and help you gain a basic understanding of the terms 'culture' and 'interculturality'. You will examine the effects of the interaction between cultures and learn about the theories that underpin the study of these interactions. You will explore specific aspects of cultural interactions such as borders, languages and international business.

The five courses can be taken in any order, providing a flexible way to enhance your knowledge and demonstrate your continuing professional development (CPD).

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When you complete all courses, upgrade and earn a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will receive a FutureLearn Award as proof of completing the program of study and deeper subject knowledge.

10 weeks recommended learning
$370 USD (course costs)
5 courses

What skills will I learn?

This program is suitable for anyone with an interest in how humans interact. It promotes a reflective and critical approach to interculturality that will enable you to:

  • explain the different meanings and uses of the term “culture”
  • describe the effects of intercultural contact and routes to intercultural competence
  • assess the relationship between language and culture
  • describe how borders both unite and separate us
  • evaluate how culture is used as a marketing tool.

Courses on this program

5 courses

How does our pricing work?

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$370 USD - Course Upgrades

Can I learn for free?

Programs are made up of short courses, most of which you can join for free.

However, if you want to take the final assessment and unlock the award or accreditation for the program, you must upgrade each individual course or buy Unlimited to gain a Certificate of Achievement for all the courses in the program.

How do course upgrades work?

If you want to spend more time on course material and better demonstrate what you've learned, you may choose to upgrade each course. You can upgrade your courses at any point after you enrol.

When you upgrade a course, you get ongoing access to the course material for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn. This means you can return to the subject whenever you like.

You will also be given access to any course tests, and the ability to qualify for a downloadable and printed Certificate of Achievement to show what you’ve achieved.

How does Unlimited work?

If you have Unlimited, you will get access to all of the short courses in this program, plus hundreds of other short courses and tests for a year.

You have the ability to learn at your own pace throughout the year and gain digital Certificates of Achievement on all your courses.

If you gain a certificate on a course, you will keep access to the course’s content beyond your Unlimited year so you can revise the content whenever you need.

Unlimited costs $279.99 for a year. Find out more about Unlimited.

Are these the final prices?

Yes. There are no additional fees. The price you see here includes everything - such as test fees, tuition and any additional accreditation provided by the course.

Learn from leading academic in intercultural studies, intercultural communication and linguistics

This program has been developed by the University of Leeds, one of the UK’s largest research-based universities and a member of the prestigious Russell Group.

The University of Leeds was named University of the Year 2017 by The Times and The Sunday Times' Good University Guide, and achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest award possible, for “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students, of the highest quality found in the UK.”

Who will you learn with?

I am Director of Intercultural Studies in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds.

Gain evidence of your continuing professional development

The courses within this program have been certified by the CPD Certification Service and can be used to provide evidence of your continuing professional development. For each course, by completing all aspects you will have achieved 14 hours of CPD time.