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University of Surrey

12 months
19200 GBP/year
8200 GBP/year
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The Interpreting programme at the University of Surrey is the only course in the UK that will give you advanced interpreting skills in all interpreting modes, including consecutive, simultaneous, chuchotage, sight translation, dialogue and distance interpreting.


Why choose this course

The course has a strong practical component designed to suit the needs of the interpreting market today. 

We support ‘virtual internships’ which enable you to collaborate with language service providers and build a professional engagement portfolio that you can present to potential future employers.

CTS is currently developing an ambitious new research programme which will place us and our students at the very heart of future developments, namely, the convergence of human and automated approaches to different types of translation, audiovisual translation and interpreting. This research programme, which will inform our teaching, will have a strong focus on the responsible integration of human and machine translation.

What you will study

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

On this pathway we offer Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish paired with English (languages are subject to availability and/or demand).

You will receive advanced training in all interpreting modes and technologies and develop a deep knowledge of the interpreting industry. Practical modules are taught by experienced professional interpreters and you’ll benefit from cutting-edge facilities and participate in simulated industry-relevant scenarios.

The background lecture provides a conceptual framework for understanding, discussing and justifying interpreting-related decisions. Optional modules such as an additional language paired with English at ab initio level or audio-visual translation will allow you to customise your learning experience.

Careers and graduate prospects

Local and international companies from the language industry who have an active interest in Surrey graduates come to our Centre for Translation Studies. They explain what current and future opportunities they have, 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 will 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.

The language services industry continues to grow despite a challenging international economic climate. Globalisation and technological innovation open up 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 will be able to take advantage of global employment opportunities.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Ab Initio Language For Translation Purposes
  • Audiovisual Translation
  • Consecutive And Dialogue Interpreting (Additional Language) 
  • Consecutive And Dialogue Interpreting 
  • Simultaneous Interpreting 
  • Translation And Interpreting Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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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  • International

    19200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8200 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Guildford

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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