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4042F - Interpreting MA

Interpreting MA

Entry Year:

Start in: September 2022

Gain high-quality interpreting skills through our Interpreting MA. You'll work with Chinese and English languages and receive professional and academic training.

Find out all you need to know about further study at our Postgraduate open day

Overview

This master's in Interpreting uses English and Chinese as working languages.

This course has two stages. Each stage lasts one year. You can either:

  • join the course at Stage 1 and follow the two-year course
  • or join at Stage 2 and follow the one-year course (this depends on your previous qualifications and experience)

Stage 1 is made up of compulsory modules. You'll gain a thorough grounding in translation and interpreting skills and techniques.

By the end of Stage 2 you'll have acquired high-quality interpreting skills, spoken rather than written transfer. The course prepares you for an interpreting career, in fields such as:

  • technology
  • commerce
  • international relations
  • journalism

In Stage 2 you could also choose to follow another of our pathways if your interests or aspirations change:

  • Translating and Interpreting
  • Translating
  • Translation Studies

We've given year 2 fees as a guide. They are not yet confirmed and may increase. This is due to annual inflation.

Important information

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What you'll learn

If you join at Stage 1, you take compulsory modules that typically include:

  • translating
  • simultaneous interpreting
  • consecutive interpreting
  • sight translation exercise
  • information technology for translators and interpreters
  • translation studies.

This is followed by another year of specialised study in Stage 2.

In Stage 2 you take compulsory modules and optional modules. You also complete either a dissertation or a translating/interpreting project. Depending on your interests, you take further optional modules that cover:

  • a sight translation exercise
  • bi-lateral interpreting
  • English-Chinese subtitle translation
  • literary translation

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your development

Work placements and practical opportunities

Subject to Covid-19 restrictions, we'll organise study visits and/or internship work placements for our translating and interpreting students.

Past examples have included:

  • study visits to the United Nations Office in Vienna
  • study visits to the Directorate General for Interpreting of the European Commission in Brussels

We'll also help you:

  • participate in conferences as interpreters
  • take up translation assignments

Your future

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

Our facilities include:

  • three dedicated interpreting suites
  • professional translation software
  • the Language Resource Centre, equipped with audio-visual and computing facilities linked to a digital speech bank
  • a senior common room

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

Find out more about:

  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply


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If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

School of Modern Languages
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5867
Email: modlang.pgadmin@ncl.ac.uk

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