First academic degree: preferably but not necessarily in sign language interpreting or related subjects.
- Minimum of three year's work experience as a practising professional sign language interpreter by the time of admission to the programme.
- English language equivalent to level 6.5 of the International English Language Testing System, IELTS, corresponding to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Languages.
- While the programme is not specifically designed for Deaf interpreters, we welcome applications by Deaf people who fulfil the general requirements.
English language requirements
Appropriate English language to fully participate in the programme (equivalent to level 6.5 of the International English Language Testing System, IELTS, corresponding to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Languages)
Months of entry
UMASLI is an innovative international master study programme that is intended to contribute to the development of the professional field of interpreting between deaf and hearing people in Europe. It aims to prepare participants for research, development, and management functions in their respective countries.
EUMASLI's strength lies in its international outlook and in its collaborative spirit. Organised and delivered by Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Humak University of Applied Sciences (Finland) and Heriot-Watt University (Scotland), the programme brings together teachers and students from around the world in a joint effort to move the field of sign language interpreting forward. It affords scope for individual development and encourages cooperation across geographical, cultural and conceptual borders.
Over the study period of 2.5 years, students travel to participate in block-seminars at all partner universities and engage in online activities and self-study.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time30 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Admissions Office