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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Interpreting

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why choose this course

This is the only course in the UK that will give you advanced interpreting skills in all interpreting modes, including consecutive, simultaneous, chuchotage, sight translation, dialogue and distance interpreting. We are the first university to teach video-mediated and telephone interpreting based on research in distance interpreting, giving you excellent and flexible career opportunities.

The course has a strong practical component designed to suit the needs of the interpreting market today. We support ‘virtual internships’ which enable you to collaborate with language service providers and build a professional engagement portfolio that you can present to potential future employers.

What you will study

Our MA Interpreting course has a multilingual and a Chinese pathway.

On this pathway we offer Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish paired with English (languages are subject to availability and/or demand).

You will receive advanced training in all interpreting modes and technologies and develop a deep knowledge of the interpreting industry. Practical modules are taught by experienced professional interpreters and you’ll benefit from cutting-edge facilities and participate in simulated industry-relevant scenarios.

The background lecture provides a conceptual framework for understanding, discussing and justifying interpreting-related decisions. Optional modules such as an additional language paired with English at ab initio level or audio-visual translation will allow you to customise your learning experience.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

Local and international companies from the language industry who have an active interest in Surrey graduates come to our Centre for Translation Studies. They explain what current and future opportunities they have, providing a chance for you to engage with them directly and kick-start your career in an informal, friendly atmosphere.

Our emphasis on professional development means that you will be well equipped to begin work as a freelancer, in-house interpreter, interpreting services manager or as an interpreting technology co-ordinator at international organisations, government bodies, universities and private companies.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-20

Modules

This module provides students with little or no previous experience of interpreting with a hands-on introduction to simultaneous interpreting into their A language and with the skills and knowledge required to perform simultaneous interpreting tasks effectively in relevant communicative situations. The focus is on interpreting in a wide range of communicative scenarios (e.g. conference/business/media settings, international institutions).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

If you are a native English speaker, we require a minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, or Turkish, or a related subject taught in one of these languages. If you are a native speaker of another language, we require a minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree taught in English or a related subject. We can also consider relevant work experience if you don’t meet these requirements.

University information

The University of Surrey is proud of the cultural diversity of its international community. Over 3,500 postgraduate students, from more than 120 countries across the globe, come to Surrey each year. As a research-led university, Surrey's outstanding contributions benefit society as a whole and address major global challenges. The research-intensive learning environment makes it the perfect choice if you want to study somewhere where you can...more