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MA in Interpreting and Translating

Introduction

The MA in Interpreting and Translating is a one-year, full-time programme which aims to prepare linguists for careers as interpreters and/or translators. It is open to graduates, and students expecting to graduate during the current academic year, who show that they have the required linguistic aptitude.

The MA programme in Interpreting and Translating also includes special, tailor-made English training courses. These courses are designed for all non-EU students whose mother tongue is not English. For further information >>

Course Structure

The programme is taught over two semesters with examinations in the summer. Students may follow one of two possible paths:

PATH 1 allows students with English as their first or "A" language to offer two other languages, from Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish, working into English.

PATH 2 allows students whose first or "A" language is Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian or Spanish to work in both directions between that language and English, OR allows students with English as their first or "A" language to work between that and one of the foreign languages listed.

Not all language combinations will necessarily be available every year, according to demand. It is to the advantage of Path 2 applicants for the European Stream to apply as early as possible: as soon as we have a reasonable number of successful applicants we shall then be in a position to confirm that we shall definitely run a particular language combination.