Students at National University of Ireland, Galway must obtain a postgraduate qualification in Conference Interpreting to allow them to sit the Inter-Institutional EU Accreditation Tests and work as a professional conference interpreter. Students completing this course can avail of considerable employment opportunities worldwide. Though many of our graduates work with EU institutions, opportunities are also available outside the large international organisations. Demand is also increasing in Ireland as interpreting services are frequently required at conferences, seminars, and so on.
Career OpportunitiesWould-be conference interpreters must obtain a postgraduate qualification in Conference Interpreting to allow them to apply for the Inter-Institutional EU Accreditation Tests and/or work as a professional conference interpreter. Students completing this course can avail of considerable employment opportunities worldwide. Many of our graduates work with EU institutions, however opportunities are also available outside the large international organisations like the United Nations for example. Conference interpreting services are frequently required at conferences, seminars and so on.
Programme StructureCourses include
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesCommunication Sciences Language Studies View 49 other Masters in Language Studies in Ireland
Students must hold a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent), as well as an excellent mastery of their mother tongue and one or more foreign languages
In addition, candidates are expected to have:
- Sound general knowledge;
- Good communication skills;
- A high degree of motivation;
- Readiness to accept advice. Trainee interpreters are effectively assessed every time they work: feedback on questions of accuracy, style and use of language is central to training. Applicants must show an ability to deal with constructive criticism.
Admission to the programme is subject to success in both a suitability test and an interview.
International16300 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16300 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6800 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Galway
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Due for update
Updated over a year ago
Check the official programme website for potential updates.