Taught course

Conference Interpreting

Institution
The University of Manchester · Graduate School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

An Upper Second class Honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. Applicants must demonstrate (i) native or near-native competence in English and native or near-native competence in Arabic, Chinese, French, German or Spanish, or (ii) native competence in English and degree-level competence in two from French, German or Spanish. Holders of degrees in non-language related fields will also be considered but need to demonstrate the required language competence. Relevant professional experience will be considered on an individual basis if appropriate. All candidates will also have to pass an aptitude test. For further details please see University website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA in Conference Interpreting (MACINT) aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills for a career in conference interpreting.

Students will offer one of two profiles, reflecting the two distinct profiles of practising conference interpreters.

Profile 1: students who have English as their native language (A language) and two passive foreign languages (C languages). These students will be trained in both types of interpreting out of both C languages into their A language.

Profile 2: designed for students with Arabic, Chinese, French, German and Spanish as their native language (A language) and English as an active foreign language (B language), or English as their native language (A language) and Arabic, Chinese, French, German or Spanish as an active foreign language (B language). These students will be trained in both types of interpreting in both directions (i.e. B-A and A-B).

The taught component of the MA combines 75 credits of conference interpreting courses (consecutive and simultaneous interpreting) with 45 credits of research-oriented courses. The dissertation (60 remaining credits) is written on a research project or a specific interpreting assignment (interpreting plus critical analysis). The programme prepares students for a professional career as a conference interpreter, developing the range of linguistic, specialist and technological skills required in the work place.

Information for international students

For further information about entry requirements, including English Language requirements please see the University website.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Email
masalc@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
00 44 (0)161 306 1259