Joint Master International Communication Offered by the Geert Hofstede Consortium
The MIC team

The MIC is not a stand alone programme, but is embedded in a network of universites, professional and academic networks.

The most important network is the Geert Hofstede Consortium, who developed the joint master programme.

The consortium universities work closely together to further develop, and deliver the programme and monitor its quality.

The associated partners are important academic and professional networks.

The affiliations are instrumental in the development of the programme. Without the financial support granted through the ERASMUS, Lifelong learning programme, it would not have been possible to create a pan-European programme.

The Clients provide many of the cases — problems to be analysed and solved and are also involved in the assessment of the work of the students.

The Geert Hofstede Consortium

Three universities across Europe, all specialising in communication and public relations in international professional contexts, offer the Master in International Communication. You will benefit from the collective expertise and international networks of the consortium partners.

Partner universities

IULM University

Milan, Italy

IULM University was founded in 1968. From the very beginning the idea behind the project was to satisfy the demands of the labour markets based on analyses of current trends.

Throughout the years it developed two main educational pathways: Foreign Languages and Communication. Among the others, IULM offers courses in Public Relations and Advertising, Communication Science and Technologies, Communication Management in the Culture and Arts Markets. The Faculty of Communication offers second cycle degrees and masters, such as: Brand Strategy and Communication; Heritage and Cultural Events: Strategies and Communication; Management of Social, Political and Institutional Communication; Communication for the International Relations.

Leeds Beckett University

Leeds, United Kingdom

Leeds Beckett University (LBU) is world-class regional university, using all our talents to the full. We are one of the largest universities in the country, with over 52,000 students and 3,500 staff. We have two contrasting learning environments in Leeds, one campus in the world famous sporting area of Headingley and one quarters of Leeds. Our campus in the splendid spa town of Harrogate leads the way in breaking down the barriers between business, further and higher education.

LBU is involved in many international partnerships across Europe and the rest of the world. This includes the delivery of bachelors programmes in Hong Kong as well as joint masters programmes in China and in Ireland. One area of expertise is the Centre for Public Relations, which supports the delivery of bachelors and masters programmes in public relations and communication.


Vilnius University

Vilnius, Lithuania

The oldest and largest Lithuanian higher education institution. Since its establishment in the 16th century, Vilnius University, as integral part of European science and culture has embodied the concept of a classical university and the unity of studies and research.

The Faculty of Communication at Vilnius University was created in 1991. The concentration of scattered study programs into one unit was stimulated by the wish to create and develop a basic framework for Communication and Information Science education and research in Lithuania. Today, the Faculty of Communication has as its main purpose to strengthen and fasten interdisciplinary studies and research in order to promote competitive and high quality education in the field.

Joint Master International Communication

The Master in International Communication is a three semester full-time programme. You will study at two of our three consortium universities during the first two semesters. You choose which ones and in what order.