MA in Intercultural Communication (MAICC)

MA in Intercultural Communication (MAICC)

The MA in Intercultural Communication (MAICC) offered by Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is the first degree of its kind in Qatar.

Students in this program will engage in research, education, and outreach with a view to understanding the challenges of today’s changing intercultural settings in Qatar and worldwide.

The program aims to respond to these changing societal demands, including the need for court interpreting, community interpreting, and medical interpreting – the three mediational forms of interpreting in intercultural settings and work environments that are specific to Qatar. The program will also offer courses on intercultural communication and the use of digital technologies to achieve effective intercultural communication in an inclusive and accessible society.

Additionally, research in the intercultural communication field will generate new policies and e-applications geared towards implementing the outcomes of the distinct features of the program. These program outcomes will lead to the creation of innovative applications fit for heading transformative changes in Qatar and globally.


  • The MAICC consists of 39 credit hours (18 credit hours of core courses, three credit hours for an internship, nine credit hours for supervised research through thesis, and nine credit hours for elective courses).
  • The degree program can be undertaken as two years of full-time and three years of part-time study. However, students must complete the MA degree requirements within four years of program commencement.


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The program offers market-oriented cross-fertilization core and elective courses, including Introduction to Intercultural Communication, B2B Communication in an Intercultural Environment, Research Methods in Intercultural Communication, Interpreting as Intercultural Mediation, Medical Interpreting in Intercultural Settings, Intercultural Perspectives on Equity and Diversity in Education, Critical Approaches and Future Challenges of Intercultural Communication.


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