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Conference Interpreting, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The M.A. in Conference Interpreting provides you with a solid grounding in Interpretation Theory and over 300 hours of hands-on training inbound and outbound interpreting. Roughly 50% of your training is done in our Interpreting Lab using EU-certified interpreting booths.


The M.A. in Conference Interpreting reflects the way conference interpretation is practiced today. It is taught by faculty with extensive experience as professional interpreters in national and international organizations. Furthermore, the program is in alignment with the training requirements set by the Directorate General for Interpretation (SCIC) of the European Commission. Program strengths include the following:

  • Practice on a wide range of material such as speeches, presentations and webinars on a rich variety of topics, including EU, international politics, business, law, and medicine.
  • Over 300 hours of interpreting practice.
  • Direct links with the interpreting industry through participation in conferences, congresses and seminars as auditors as well as practitioners.
  • Faculty mentoring and personal support for your academic and professional development.
  • Career counseling and networking opportunities through the Career Development Office during and after your studies.

Career Paths

The program’s structure and content are fully-tailored to meet the needs of aspiring interpreters who wish to pursue a career as permanent staff or freelance interpreters in national and European institutions and public services. Also, as graduate of the MACI program you can pursue a career in Interpreting and Conference Organization agencies as well as in media institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Interpretation Theory
  • Introduction to Interpretation Practice
  • Consecutive Interpretation I
  • Summarizing for Interpretation
  • Oral Speech
  • Consecutive Interpretation II
  • Simultaneous Interpretation I
  • Consecutive Interpretation III
  • Simultaneous Interpretation II
  • Simultaneous Interpretation III

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Registration deadline for new students extended to October 31

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    39 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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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  • Minimum required score:


    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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General Requirements

In addition to the required documents for admission, candidates who are applying for the Master of Arts in Conference Interpreting (MACI) programs must also submit the following:

Evidence of Second Foreign Language or Greek Language Proficiency; this can include:

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in which the second foreign language is the language of instruction
  • Equivalent certificate of proficiency for the second foreign language (if involved)
  • Equivalent certificate of proficiency for the Greek language (for non-Greek citizens)
  • Other evidence of proficiency will be reviewed individually

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Athens

  • 595 - 760 EUR/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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