Joint Master International Communication Offered by the Geert Hofstede Consortium
Three Universities.Three degrees.
Once in a lifetime experience.
Three Prestigious
Three Trimester


The ambitious triple degree programme MIC, equips students to develop and manage international communication for worldwide companies.
It is for students who aspire to an international career as a communication practitioner in senior managerial or consultancy positions, responsible for the external and internal communication of international organisation.

The MIC offers you the opportunity to study at three universities within Europe and to graduate with three degrees and a Geert Hofstede Consortium certificate.

The programme starts in September and is designed around three trimesters of study, each one focused on a specific topic and spent in one of the consortium universities.

The final component of the programme is your thesis. With support from the faculties, you will write your Dissertation with ample time to work on it after the final module.

Term 1

End of September – Mid December

Leeds Beckett University
Term 2

Mid January - End of March

IULM University
Term 3

Mid-April -End of June

Vilnius University
Term 4

July – January y2
- Corporate and Digital Communication

- Global Business Environment

- Strategic Communication Planning and Communication Management in Practice:
Consultancy Project for a client

- Workshop: Intercultural Communication
- Corporate and Social Responsibility

- Corporate Affairs and Lobbying

- Research Methodology for Business
- Public Diplomacy and persuasion

- International Crisis Management

- Applied Communication Theory for Research

- Pressure Cooker Week: starting the Master thesis process

Master thesis (*)
Personal Development
- English Language and Culture

- Personal Development
- Italian Language and Culture

- Personal Development
- Lithuanian Language and Culture

- Personal Development

(*) The Master Thesis is an individual assignment professional oriented to solve a problem, develop a solution for a real client, or any other kinds of assignments where the students can demonstrate the competencies achieved during the 3 trimesters.

Elective during the Master thesis term
Study Tour experience after the end of 3rd semester. A week or 10 days abroad in USA or India

The full programme weights a total of 90 ECTS

The MIC programme is career oriented. Throughout your study, you will analyse and solve real corporate communication issues provided by companies, governmental and non-governmental organisations. While acquiring the necessary expertise through lectures, you will also acquire the knowledge and skills you need to be able to work within an international, complex and ever-changing corporate environment.

With the MIC, you will not only be achieving an academic milestone, you will also be building your business network and complementing your résumé with work experiences.

As a graduate of the Master in International Communication you will be an intercultural communication professional able to work in a global context, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to work at managerial or consultancy level.

Degrees Awarded

Graduate will receive three master’s degrees and a certificate from the Geert Hofstede Consortium. After you have fullfilled the graduation requirements of partner universities, you will receive the following degree:

Master of Arts in International Communication
Awarded by:
Leeds Leeds Beckett University
Leeds, United Kingdom
Hanze IULM University
Milan, Italy
Master of Social Sciences in Communication
Awarded by:
IULM Vilnius University
Vilnius, Lithuania

Graduate profile

Graduates of the MIC are interculturally competent communication professionals able to work in a global context from a European Perspective. They anticipate change and are able to create, offer and manage sustainable and innovative solutions to problems from the professional field at a senior managerial or consultancy level.

A few examples of what could be on your business card after graduation:

  • Account executive
  • PR & Communications specialist
  • Project Manager
  • Digital Strategist and Community Manager
  • Social Media Consultant
  • Global Brand Management
  • PR & Marketing Coordinator
  • Senior International Relations Officer
  • Intercultural Trainer

Joint Master International Communication

The Master in International Communication is a three trimester full-time programme. You will study at three consortium universities