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MA in Interpreting and Translating

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Applications and Interview Schedules

Please note that applications by post will no longer be accepted. Please apply on line from 15 October onwards by using the following link: 

We welcome applicants all year round. Japanese speakers are expected to have an overall IELTS score close to 7.0; although we accept applicants for interview with IELTS scores lower than this. Non-native Japanese speakers should have passed the Japanese proficiency test, preferably at level one.

Early application is advisable due to limited places. We advise that those who wish to be interviewed in Japan apply by 18 January 2009 to allow us to organise the interviews which in 2009 will take place in January. Interviews include an interpretation and translation assessment as well as a short presentation to determine the candidate’s suitability for the course.

Details of these assessments will be provided at the interview and are not made available in advance.

Applications from UK residents are accepted year-round and times and dates can be tailored to your schedule. Please note that we require at least two-weeks notice of an interview.

Presentations and Interviews in Japan and the UK 2009

Application Process:



Please send a small photograph by post to Frieda Buckley, ESML, University
of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY. Scanned photographs will not be accepted. The following documents need to be submitted on line with the application form:

Please ensure the IELTS testing centre send the original certificate to you as you will need to submit it to the visa authorities.

Once your application has been acknowledged by the Graduate Office, you will be contacted by

Mrs Frieda Buckley
Department of European Studies and Modern Languages University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY

Tel. (+44) 01225 386180
Fax (+44) 01225 385207