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Interpreting

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Key Programme Information

Entry Year

2016

Programme length

3 year(s)

School

Arts, English and Languages

Overview

Interpreting is part of the Modern Languages research cluster, which provides a vibrant environment for both disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship. Recognised as a centre of excellence for research into the languages, literatures, histories, linguistics, visual cultures, and cultural identities of Europe and beyond, the cluster is founded on a dynamic and forward-looking research ethos. Interpreting is a new field of research that is expanding dynamically. We welcome innovative research proposals investigating the role of the interpreter in the complex network of requirements, expectations, and perceptions; interpreter training; interpreting as a profession; community interpreting; court interpreting; and sign language interpreting.

Research Strengths

Staff have an established research profile across the spectrum of fields within Interpreting.

Prominent areas include:

  • Community and public service interpreting
  • Court and legal interpreting
  • Diplomatic interpreting
  • Ethics of interpreting
  • Interpreting for business
  • Sign language interpreting
  • Audio description and touch tours
  • Media accessibility

We also have a strong record in supervising interdisciplinary theses with other Schools in the University.

Entry Requirements

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.

International Qualifications

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

Additional Information for International Students

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.

*Taken within the last 2 years.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme. Please click the links below for more information:

  • English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
  • Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English

How To Apply

Applicants for Postgraduate programmes are strongly advised to carefully read the important information and follow the steps set out here before submitting their application via the Postgraduate Direct Applications Portal.

If you have queries on course content please contact the school representative below.

Dr Piotr Blumczynski
School of Arts, English and Languages
Tel: 028 9097 3860
Email: p.blumczynski@qub.ac.uk
WWW: www.qub.ac.uk/ael/

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Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

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Special Features

Research in Modern Languages at Queen's was ranked 3rd in the UK in REF 2014 for Research Intensity and 5th for Grade Point Average, with particular strengths in literary studies, translation and interpreting, linguistics, postcolonial studies, visual cultures, digital humanities and medical humanities.

The School hosts several large research projects across all the language areas, funded by the AHRC, the Leverhulme Trust and Horizon 2020.

A broad range of interactions and research activities, including weekly seminars by eminent scholars and practitioners.

An excellent network of international connections with leading translation and interpreting centres around the world (including in Brazil, China, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Spain, the UAE, and the USA).

Fees & Funding

There is a range of funding and scholarship options available to those considering study at Queen's.

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For tuition fee information see //www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/TuitionFees/

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We offer fully funded studentships to outstanding postgraduate researchers across our three faculties and five Doctoral Training Centres. Find PhD funding opportunities.

For fees and funding information please see the University's Graduate School website.

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