The Faculty of Translation and Interpreting awards a Master of Arts in Conference Interpreting from University of Geneva with a full range of courses in consecutive and simultaneous interpreting.
To be admitted to the Master of Arts in Conference Interpreting programme, you must meet the registration requirements of the University of Geneva and hold a university degree. In addition, you must pass the written and oral entrance examinations (see art. 9 of the Faculty Study Regulations), thereby demonstrating a high linguistic level and good knowledge of current affairs. See enrolment procedures.
The Interpreting Department
Our flagship training program, the Master of Arts in Conference Interpreting (MA CI), prepares students for a career as conference interpreters in international organizations, in international diplomacy and in international business.
Additionally, the Interpreting Department offers a wide range of customized short courses as part of our continuing education portfolio, including basic skill training for court interpreters and field interpreters.
- Reading in Interpretation Theory
- International Organizations, Parliamentary Procedure and Conference Terminology
- General Consecutive Interpretation
- Consecutive Interpretation
- Simultaneous Interpretation
- Supervised training for simultaneous interpretation
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Hold a university degree: a Bachelor's (BA) degree or another university degree deemed equivalent
- Every professional conference interpreter has a language combination that determines the languages from and into which s/he works. It usually consists of an A language, (sometimes) a B language, and one or more C languages.
- Pass the FTI's written and oral exams
International902 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 451 EUR per semester during 18 months.
National902 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 451 EUR per semester during 18 months.
- 500 CHF / semester
Living costs for Genève
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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