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Interpreting and Translation MA

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Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Interpreting Translation

Course type


Course Summary

Why Study this Programme?

Have you always wanted to be a conference interpreter? Interested in business interpreting? Maybe you’re looking for the next step in your languages career?

Taught by high-level, experienced interpreters and translators who are professionally active, this course will prepare you for a rewarding and exciting career in the language services industry. Indeed, many of our students enter the industry immediately following their graduation.

The programme of study is practical and varied. We use a range of techniques and modules (including our renowned multilingual mock conferences) to provide you with a learning experience which is both stimulating and professionally realistic. Interpreter training takes place in either of our two conference interpreting suites. You will benefit from using two different simultaneous interpreting systems which are both commonly used at international conferences. In translation modules, you will learn the fundamentals of theory and practice alongside the use of the latest tools and technologies.

The course is enhanced by our longstanding links with the relevant professional bodies and language service providers both in the UK and abroad.

Learning Environment and Assessment

As a student in the School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies, you will be immersed in an active and stimulating learning environment. Two dedicated interpreting suites and a translation IT suite provide you with the facilities and equipment you need in order to learn effectively.

You will be trained using a variety of teaching techniques which include practical seminars, workshops, mock conferences and lectures. Assessments include coursework, practical tests, project reports, examinations and a dissertation. The assessment modes and criteria we use are closely linked to the learning outcomes of each module.


Simultaneous Conference Interpreting (bi-lateral, language-specific)
Theory of Interpreting
Dissertation (double module)
Consecutive Conference Interpreting (bi-lateral, language-specific)
IT for Interpreters
Translation to and from English (language-specific)
Technical Business Interpreting (bi-lateral, language-specific)
Specialised Translation
Managing an Interpreting and Consultancy Business

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a degree at 2:2.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading, modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovative, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire students, the university provides a high-quality experience in modern surroundings. UCLan received a silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework, and offers over 200 taught and research postgraduate courses across a range of subjects. There’s a...more