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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why Study this Programme?

Have you always wanted to be a conference interpreter? Interested in business interpreting? Maybe you’re looking for the next step in your languages career?

Taught by high-level, experienced interpreters and translators who are professionally active, this course will prepare you for a rewarding and exciting career in the language services industry. Indeed, many of our students enter the industry immediately following their graduation.

The programme of study is practical and varied. We use a range of techniques and modules (including our renowned multilingual mock conferences) to provide you with a learning experience which is both stimulating and professionally realistic. Interpreter training takes place in either of our two conference interpreting suites. 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 course is enhanced by our longstanding links with the relevant professional bodies and language service providers both in the UK and abroad.

Learning Environment and Assessment

As a student in the School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies, you will be immersed in an active and stimulating learning environment. Two dedicated interpreting suites and a translation IT suite provide you with the facilities and equipment you need in order to learn effectively.

You will be trained using a variety of teaching techniques which include practical seminars, workshops, mock conferences and lectures. Assessments include coursework, practical tests, project reports, examinations and a dissertation. The assessment modes and criteria we use are closely linked to the learning outcomes of each module.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 13,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

An affordable city for students, Preston was also named as best place in the UK’s North West to live and work (Good Growth for Cities Guide 2019).
UCLan is culturally-diverse, home to students from 120 countries and with international partnerships across the globe.
Students get free sports centre membership, allowing them to use the new Sir Tom Finney sports centre and the 64-acre UCLan Sports Arena.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 29 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    124 60%

    17th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    7th

    1

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