Interpreting, M.A. | University of Surrey | Guildford, United Kingdom
12 months
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21500 GBP/year
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About

The Interpreting programme from University of Surrey will give you advanced interpreting skills in all interpreting modes, including consecutive, simultaneous, dialogue and distance interpreting. 

Overview

Why choose this course

The course has a strong practical component designed to suit the needs of the interpreting market today. We’re one of the UK’s top translation and interpreting research centres, with more than three decades of experience in postgraduate education and research training. We focus on exciting and newly developing areas of the discipline, such as interpreting technologies, distance/remote interpreting, hybrid modalities of interpreting, corpus-based approaches, audiovisual translation and multi-modality studies.

The Centre for Translation Studies (CTS) has developed an ambitious new research programme on the responsible integration of human and automated approaches to interpreting and translation. This programme informs our teaching and future-proofs your career in this evolving industry.

What you will study

The Interpreting programme at the University of Surrey has a multilingual and a Chinese pathway.

On this multilingual pathway we offer Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Greek, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish paired with English (languages subject to availability and/or demand). Other languages may be available upon request, subject to a minimum number of students.

You'll develop skills in all interpreting modes (consecutive, dialogue and simultaneous interpreting, and sight translation), delivered on-site and remotely via audio/video link. Lectures enable you to understand, discuss and justify interpreting-related decisions. For example, the compulsory Interpreting and Technologies module focuses on the integration of different technologies in interpreting, e.g. to support the interpreter’s preparation and performance (such as accessing electronic glossaries, digital note-taking) and delivery of distance/remote interpreting. This provides you with the necessary digital skills to develop a successful interpreting career in a fast-changing world and work environment.

Practical modules are taught by experienced professional interpreters and you’ll benefit from cutting-edge facilities and participate in simulated industry-relevant scenarios. Our range of optional modules will allow you to customise your learning experience according to your own strengths, personal tastes and career ambitions.

To conclude your MA, you can choose between different types of dissertations, and you’ll be guided along the identification of the best fit for you.

During your studies, you will have an opportunity to demonstrate academic and professional excellence by winning prizes. These include the following:

  • RWS Campus Top Student Award (two Trados licenses) 
  • project management training (one free-of-charge place in the Pro PM Training and Certification Programme)
  • Professional Engagement Portfolio Prize
  • Best Performance in Interpreting Prize.

Careers and graduate prospects

The language services industry continues to grow despite a challenging international economic climate. Globalisation and technological innovation open new markets and create novel demands for multilingual interpreting services to exchange knowledge and communicate with clients. As an MA Interpreting graduate and qualified language professional, you'll be able to take advantage of global employment opportunities.

To help our students further with work opportunities in the language services industry, we host an annual careers fair where local and international companies with an active interest in Surrey graduates come to the Centre for Translation Studies to meet our students. They explain their current and future job opportunities, providing a chance for you to engage with them directly and kick-start your career in an informal, friendly atmosphere.

Our emphasis on professional development means that you'll be well equipped to begin work as a freelancer, in-house interpreter, interpreting services manager or as an interpreting technology co-ordinator at international organisations, government bodies, universities and private companies, or as a language and interpreting tutor.

Technological innovation is also rapidly reshaping the interpreting industry, opening up new research opportunities. The Translation and Interpreting Studies dissertation enables you to consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired during the taught components of the programme and guides you along the identification and selection of an appropriate research topic or project. It is also one of the many ways of getting involved in ongoing research in the Centre for Translation Studies. We regularly have students who decide to stay on and study for a PhD  to pursue an academic career in this exciting field. For further information, see our  PhD course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Consecutive and dialogue interpreting 
  • Simultaneous interpreting 
  • Audiovisual translation
  • Interpreting and technologies
  • Public service interpreting - trends and issues

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you are a native English speaker, we require a minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, or Turkish, or a related subject taught in one of these languages.
  •  If you are a native speaker of another language, we require a minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree taught in English or a related subject. 
  • We can also consider relevant work experience if you don’t meet these requirements.

Tuition Fee

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    21500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10400 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10400 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Guildford

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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