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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Conference Interpreting Meetings / Conferences / Events

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Conference Interpreting MA prepares you for work as a professional conference interpreter for international organisations and the private market. Languages offered include Mandarin, Chinese, French, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Romanian, Russian and Spanish. You'll benefit from work placements, site visits and dummy booth practice at the European Commission, the Court of Justice of the European Union and United Nations (Geneva and Vienna). Our state-of-the-art interpreting suite is equipped with digital facilities for interpreting practice, virtual classes and web streaming.

The course offers a wide range of language combinations paired with English: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin (Chinese), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian and Spanish. Further language combinations with English, such as Arabic, may also be available, subject to demand, staff expertise and availability of learning resources. All simultaneous interpreting activities take place in the fully digital interpreting suite which also offers the latest multimedia facilities for virtual classes, recording of interpreting performances, as well as original speeches for student practice.

The course modules are designed to prepare you to work as professional conference interpreters on the private market, for commercial organisations or large international institutions. The course also includes a strong reflective element present during interpreting performances such as the mock conferences and language specific tutorials. Students who complete the course automatically fulfil the requirement to access the EU/UN interpreting accreditation test to work as conference interpreters.

Different course options

Full time | Holloway | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This module introduces students to the main interpreting models and to their impact on shaping practice. Students are also equipped with the skills needed to perform research prior to interpreting, as well as during the interpreting assignment.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,510

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,790

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students will be required to have: a first degree with a 2.1 (or a 2.2 with professional experience in interpreting) (applications from candidates with substantial experience as a professional interpreter but no degree will be considered); Certificate and Diploma level English and one other language / MA level English and one or two other languages and near-native proficiency in their first foreign language (language B) and/or a good command of their second foreign language (language C).

University information

Whether you’re looking to change career direction, improve your job prospects or simply pursue a passion, London Met is an excellent choice for postgraduate study. The University’s graduates are working for organisations including the Bank of England, Google, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the United Nations. London Met is particularly focused on work-related learning and ensuring its students have the knowledge and skills needed for a...more

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