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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

The Interpreting MA covers both professional and academic training. You gain high-quality interpreting skills, spoken rather than written transfer, so you may enter the interpreting profession, in fields such as technology, commerce, international relations and journalism.

This course uses English and Chinese as working languages.

This course has two stages lasting one year each. You can either:

join the course at Stage 1 and follow the two-year course
or join at Stage 2 and follow the one-year course. This depends on your previous qualifications and experience.

If you join at Stage 1, you take compulsory modules that typically include:

translating
simultaneous interpreting
consecutive interpreting
sight translation exercise
information technology for translators and interpreters
translation studies

This is followed by another year of specialised study in Stage 2. If you meet the entry requirements, you can start the course at Stage 2.

In Stage 2 you can follow one of four pathways:

Interpreting (this pathway)
Translating and Interpreting
Translating
Translation Studies

In Stage 2 you take compulsory modules and optional modules. You also complete either a dissertation or a translating/interpreting project. Depending on different focuses, you take further optional modules that cover:

a sight translation exercise
bi-lateral interpreting
English-Chinese subtitle translation
and literary translation.

Assessment

Assessment is by:

examination
practical assessments
class and seminar presentations
essays
assignments and other submitted work
a dissertation or project.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,000per year

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

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 29 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    148 72%

    11th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    10th

    2

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