12 months
13200 GBP/year
6900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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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.

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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
  • Dissertation (double module)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree at 2:2, IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in writing or equivalent.
  • Please note that a bilingual interview may be necessary as part of your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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