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Translating And Conference Interpreting MSc-Diploma

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements Strand A – native / near-native command of English plus native / near-native command of French, German, Greek, or Spanish, and a good degree or equivalent in a relevant language subject; Strand B – native /near-native command of English plus a good degree or equivalent in two of French, German, Greek, and Spanish.
  • Academic title
    Translating And Conference Interpreting MSc/Diploma
  • Course description
    Duration

    The MSc course (including dissertation) lasts 12-15 months.  The taught PG Diploma course lasts 9 months (September-June). 

    Overview

    The course is offered full-time and is designed to provide students with the specialist training required to work as a professional interpreter and/or translator in a variety of professional contexts.  Students follow core modules covering:

        * Translating
        * Conference Interpreting
        * Translation and Interpreting Studies
        * International Politics and Organisations
        * MSc Dissertation.

    In addition students choose an optional module in each semester.  Students have the possibility to take a new language from scratch or to choose from a range of modules offered in the School, including specialised translating and interpreting options (e.g. Liaison and Public Service Interpreting, Subtitling). 

    Languages offered are French, German, Greek, and Spanish.  Students either work in both directions between English and one other language (Strand A), or into English from two languages (Strand B).

    Students benefit from excellent facilities for interpreting and translating, including state-of-the-art interpreting and language laboratories, digital resources for interpreting, and a range of Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) software packages.  From September 2008 students will also have access to the University’s new Postgraduate Centre

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