Master of Cross-Cultural Relations 跨文化关系硕士课程

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Download the course information for domestic students HERE (opens in a new window).

The School of Humanities and Communication Arts, in collaboration with the Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture (ACIAC), is offering a stimulating and rigorous degree to meet the needs of cultural institutions, creative industries, business organisations and government departments in their increasing international engagement.

The Master of Cross-Cultural Relations (MCCR) provides a foundation of knowledge and skills in preparation for a career in the thriving fields of cultural exchange, international relations and cross-cultural competence. Students will develop an advanced understanding of the theories and history of cultural and public diplomacy, cross-cultural communication and the contemporary cultural policy and practices particularly in China and Australia. This program is designed to meet diverse learning needs and offers, apart from highly relevant core units, a large pool of specialised alternate units, ranging from global digital media to literary/audiovisual translation, transcultural management, and social entrepreneurship.

The degree program requires 18 months’ full-time study. The first year is coursework and the second year is a supervised research project in cultural exchange and related areas, in which, students will apply the knowledge and skills from previous units into a real life setting of an artistic, cultural, and industrial field. Students may have the opportunity to take up internships at arts and culture organisations while completing the project.

The ACIAC, the co-provider of this program, is a high-profile institute for Australia-China cultural exchange, where students will have opportunities to interact with leading artists, diplomats, writers, museum curators, musicians, translators, entrepreneurs, experts and practitioners and develop professional networks for the future career.

The course is aimed at candidates considering work in international cultural exchanges as managers, marketers, administrators and entrepreneurs who would like to develop skills relevant to cultural bodies, creative industries, business organisations and government departments. Students who wish to develop careers in international cultural management, transnational creative industries, transcultural arts, governmental and diplomatic institutions, cultural tourism, global marketing, and digital media and entertainment, are welcome to apply.

Furthermore, this course provides an efficient pathway to PhD study. As it has 50% (60 credit points) research components, students can apply for direct entry to PhD upon the successful completion of this course.  The Research Project unit well prepares students for future PhD study practically, in which they select an interested topic of research and develop and complete the project supervised by academics renowned in their areas of research. You may have the opportunity to work with future PhD supervisor(s) as well.

For students who wish to have an early exit, there are two exit points of this course: Graduate Certificate (successful completion of 4 units) and Graduate Diploma (successful completion of 8 units). These flexible learning options allow students to structure their studies in a way that meets the needs of developing skills and expertise closely related to their career choice. Part-time study is also available for domestic students.








For International Students

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in humanities, social sciences, Asian studies, international relations, languages, linguistics, creative arts, or business and management;

Or, successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline and a minimum of two years full-time equivalent professional work experience in related roles.

International applicants must have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum 6.0 in each subtest.

Fees, Delivery and How to Apply

For information including tuition fees, course delivery mode and how to apply, please visit: Master of Cross-Cultural Relations (opens in a new window).

Make an Enquiry

For any enquires, please contact Course Advisor Dr Xiang Ren (Email: