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Master in Multilingual Communication

Master in Multilingual Communication

The 2021-2022 programme is subject to change. It is provided for information purposes only.

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    • Programme title
      Master in Multilingual Communication
    • Programme mnemonic
    • Programme organised by
      • Faculty of Letters, Translation and Communication
    • Degree type
      Master 120 credits
    • Tier
      2nd cycle
    • Field and branch of study
      Human and social sciences/Information and communication
    • Schedule type
    • Languages of instruction
    • Theoretical programme duration
      2 years
    • Campus
    • Category / Topic
      Human and social sciences - Information and communication
    • Jury President
      Xavier LUFFIN
    • Jury Secretaries
      Laura Marina CALABRESE and Cristina-Alice TOMA


    General information

    Degree type

    Master 120 credits

    Theoretical programme duration

    2 years

    Learning language(s)


    Schedule type




    Category(ies) - Topic(s)

    Human and social sciences - Information and communication

    Organising faculty(s) and university(ies)

    Succeed in your studies

    ULB offers a number of activities and resources that can help you develop a successful strategy before or during your studies.

    You can make the transition to higher education easier by attending preparatory courses, summer classes, and information and orientation sessions, even before you start your studies at ULB.

    During your studies, many people at ULB are there specifically to help you succeed: support staff in each faculty, (inter-)faculty guidance counsellors, tutors, and experts in academic methodology.


    The Master in Multilingual Communication enables students to acquire and develop knowledge, skills, and know-how that can be successfully implemented in a multilingual and intercultural working environment where communication is key. The aim of the course is to make students proficient in using the concepts (institutions, culture, society) and practices relevant to international communication (discourse, argumentation, negotiation).

    • Advanced study of two or three foreign languages

    • Specialisations available in human resources, international relations, and multiculturalism

    • Work placement and research paper

    • Proficiency in foreign languages and excellent knowledge of the relevant cultures

    • Cutting-edge courses in communication, human resources, international relations, and cross-cultural comprehension

    • Understanding and managing situations in intercultural and multilingual environments, e.g. in international corporations and institutions.

    ts, a.o. in international corporations and institutions.

    Access conditions


    All students have advanced English courses (15 credits), communication courses (20 credits), advanced courses in a second language (French as a foreign language, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, or Russian – 15 credits), and beginner courses in a third language (German, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, or Russian – 10 credits).

    Students must choose one focus (30 credits)

    • Focus on Human Resources: this programme develops skills that can be used in human resource management and in a multilingual environment;

    • Focus on International Relations: this programme provides a solid background in international institutions and current issues in international relations;

    • Focus on Multiculturalism: this programme is dedicated to identity and intercultural dialogue, including the study of cultures, religions, languages, gender, and public space.

    In addition to courses on foreign languages, communication, and subjects related to international working environments, the programme includes a research component, with a preparatory research paper (5 credits) and a final research paper (25 credits). A work placement (10 credits), completed either in a private company or in any other type of organisation (cultural, administrative, social, etc.) gives students an opportunity to combine field experience and applied research, and prepare for their future careers.

    heir future careers.