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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Interpreting

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Interpreting MA prepares you for work mainly as a professional conference interpreter for international organisations and the private market. Languages offered include Mandarin, Chinese, English, French, 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, the International Maritime Organisation and the United Nations (Geneva and Vienna). It’s suitable for translators and linguists new to the field but would also benefit practising interpreters without formal qualifications.

This is a vocational master's course grounded in theory and practice, specifically set up to train professional interpreters. The course offers you an opportunity to acquaint yourself with the theoretical and professional frameworks of interpretation applied to a range of interpreting types including public service interpreting, conference interpreting and remote interpreting (telephone and video conferencing). Career prospects for graduates are excellent, with many proceeding to work as in-house or freelance interpreters and typically finding positions in translation and interpreting agencies; international, European and national organisations and bodies; local authorities, hospitals, the police, immigration services and refugee and asylum organisations.

Different course options

Full time | Aldgate | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Conference Interpreting 2 reinforces the skills acquired in Conference interpreting 1. It offers students an opportunity to put their knowledge into practice, using their language pairs, interpreting in different fields such as diplomacy, politics, law, health, education, business and the environment. Source materials will also be more complex at this stage. In addition, students will add a language pair at this stage.

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 2.1 first degree or a 2.2 with professional experience in interpreting (candidates with substantial experience as a professional interpreter but no degree will also be considered); certificate and diploma-level English and one other language, or MA level English and one or two other language(s); near-native proficiency in their first foreign language (language B) and a good command of their second foreign language (language C) and a very good command of English with a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade AM.

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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