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Conference Interpreting, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (WUR) ,
The new Master of Conference Interpreting (MCI) program at Glendon seeks to prepare a new generation of skilled and knowledgeable professionals for a rewarding career in this dynamic, fast-paced field.


Career potential

The employment outlook for conference interpreters is extremely positive. The majority of interpreters working today belong to the baby boom generation, which means that they have reached or are reaching retirement age. Moreover, the demand for qualified conference interpreters is very high, and it is only expected to grow. Around the world, the bodies that employ in-house interpreters are taking special measures to recruit a new generation of professionals.

There are also ample opportunities for freelance interpreters. Many freelancers earn their living from government contracts—staff interpreters alone cannot keep up with demand—and there are also very lively parapublic and private sector markets in Canada. Any union, association, bank, insurance company or other corporation that has a national profile will need to hire freelance interpreters for the press conferences, internal meetings, conventions, webcasts and teleconferences that they organize.


The MCI at Glendon is focused on Canada’s official languages, English and French. However, since interpreters who want to work abroad need a minimum of three working languages, the MCI also enables students to train with other language pairs as well. Language pairs include: English/Spanish; English/Portuguese; English/Mandarin.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Interpreting Studies
  •  Conference Interpreting
  •  Court Interpreting
  •  Healthcare Interpreting
  •  Documentation & Professional Practice 


Your instructors are all qualified professionals. Your conference interpreting courses will be taught by working interpreters who are either Active members of AIIC or accredited by the leading institutional employers. Your court and healthcare interpreting instructors will either have achieved certification in their field, or – in some cases – will have helped to create it

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

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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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • We work with Arabic, English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. You should be a native speaker of one of these languages, and you should have a near-native command of at least one of the others.
  • Resumé or CV
  • Statement of Interest
  • An entrance examination is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27576 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55154 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17988 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35985 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/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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