• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
During the MA Interpreting and Translation course at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) you will benefit from using two different simultaneous interpreting systems which are both commonly used at international conferences. In translation modules, you will learn the fundamentals of theory and practice alongside the use of the latest tools and technologies.


The MA Interpreting and Translation course at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)  is enhanced by our longstanding links with the relevant professional bodies and language service providers both in the UK and abroad.

Further Information

Our MA programmes comprise a total of nine modules. These cover areas such as conference interpreting, advanced business interpreting, specialised translation, business skills and IT for interpreters/translators. Once the taught part of the course is completed, you will undertake either a dissertation or an extended translation project.

One highlight of the course (Interpreting stream) is our weekly multilingual ‘mock conference’, and students enjoy this module enormously. During the mock conferences, you will be exposed to a wide variety of current topics, as we simulate the real-world scenarios in which professional interpreters work on a daily basis.

 Another highlight is our advanced business interpreting module in which you will practise bilateral interpreting in simulated business settings which are based on real assignments undertaken by the various members of teaching staff.

You will graduate with a well-rounded and comprehensive training which will prepare you as fully and realistically as possible for a successful career as an interpreter and/or translator.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Simultaneous Conference Interpreting (bi-lateral, language-specific)
  • Consecutive Conference Interpreting (bi-lateral, language-specific)
  • Technical Business Interpreting (bi-lateral, language-specific)
  • Translation to and from English (language-specific)
  • Theory of Interpreting
  • Managing an Interpreting and Consultancy Business
  • IT for Interpreters
  • Specialised Translation
  • Technical Business Interpreting (bi-lateral, language-specific)
  • Translation to and from English (language-specific)
  • Theory of Interpreting
  • Managing an Interpreting and Consultancy Business
  • IT for Interpreters

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Degree at 2:2

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part-time: £735 per 20 credits studied

Living costs for Preston

  • 751 - 1430 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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