Why study this MA in Interpreting programme at London Metropolitan University?
The MA in Interpreting programme 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).
Languages offered include English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian and Spanish. You’ll benefit from work placements, site visits and dummy booth practice at the European Commission, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the International Maritime Organisation and the United Nations (Geneva and Vienna). It’s suitable for translators and linguists new to the field but would also benefit practising interpreters without formal qualifications.
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.
After the course
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.
More informationVisit official programme website
- The Interpreter's Skills and Tools
- Interpreting Theories and Research for Interpreters
- Conference Interpreting module
- The Interpreter's Professional Environment and Work Placement
- Public Service Interpreting (health or legal option)
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.
DisciplinesTranslation & Interpreting View 94 other Masters in Translation & Interpreting in United Kingdom
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
International14200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU: £1,215 per 20 credits
- International: £1,580 per 20 credits
Our team of specialist advisers aim to make your time at the University as affordable and stress-free as possible. You can come in and see us even before applying, and we can help you with your applications for funding to support your studies.
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