The Interpreting course at London Metropolitan University is a vocational master's course grounded in theory and practice, specifically set up to train professional interpreters. The course offers you an opportunity to acquaint yourself with the theoretical and professional frameworks of interpretation applied to a range of interpreting types including public service interpreting, conference interpreting and remote interpreting (telephone and video conferencing).
We offer excellent interpreting facilities, including six AIIC (Association Internationale des Interprètes de Conference) standard soundproof booths, each with audio and video digital recording facilities. The interpreting suite facilities are the same as those used in Brussels for the European Commission and each booth is equipped with broadband and audio-visual digital recording. You’ll also benefit from the use of our virtual platform to access teaching materials and documentaries, presentations for conferences and recordings of mock conferences.
A key part of the course is a work placement during which you’ll perform live interpreting tasks under supervision and shadow professional interpreters at work. The course offers a wide range of language combinations paired with English: German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Japanese. Further language combinations with English may also be available, such as Arabic, subject to demand, staff expertise and availability. In the past, we have offered Romanian, Dari and Lithuanian.
Where this course can take you
Career prospects for graduates are excellent, with many proceeding to work as in-house or freelance interpreters and typically finding positions in translation and interpreting agencies; international, European and national organisations and bodies; local authorities, hospitals, the police, immigration services and refugee and asylum organisations.
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- Consecutive interpreting
- Consecutive interpreting
- Interpreting Theory and Interpreting Assignment Preparation Strategies
- Public Service Interpreting
- Simultaneous interpreting
- The Interpreter's Professional Environment
- MA Research Project
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesLanguages Translation & Interpreting View 448 other Masters in Languages in United Kingdom
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You will be required to have:
- a 2.1 first degree or a 2.2 with professional experience in interpreting (candidates with substantial experience as a professional interpreter but no degree will also be considered)
- certificate and diploma-level English and one other language, or MA level English and one or two other language(s)
- near-native proficiency in your first foreign language (language B) and a good command of your second foreign language (language C)
- a very good command of English with a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade AM
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International16874 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16874 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National11500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- UK: £1,280 per 20 credits
- International: £1,875 per 20 credits
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.