MA

Interpreting

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Key Programme Information

Entry Year

2017

Programme length *

1 year(s)

Places available

20

Attendance

Full-Time, Part-Time

Faculty

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Arts, English and Languages

* 1 year full-time

Overview

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MA Translation and Interpreting

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This MA in Interpreting is designed to provide students with:

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the contexts and practices of professional interpreting, enabling students to develop the skills upon which professional interpreter competence is predicated
  • Advanced expertise in their language pairs
  • In-depth knowledge of the language-services market place
  • Appropriate opportunities in professionally-based practice

Why Queen's?

An integral part of the programme is Queen's Certificate in Translation Technologies. Research in Modern Languages at Queen's was ranked 3rd in REF 2014 for Research Intensity and 5th for Grade Point Average, with particular strengths in literary studies, linguistics, translation and interpreting, 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.

Course Details

The programme introduces students to the contexts and environments in which professional interpreters work and to the research techniques and modes of practice required by these contexts. Delivered through a combination of seminars, workshops, guided private study, a programme of visiting speakers and appropriate professional practice, the structure of the programme enables students to work at the highest professional level. Please note that only the Chinese-English language pair will be offered for 2017 entry.

SEMESTERS 1 AND 2

  • Principles and Practices of Interpreting (40 CATS)

SEMESTER 1

  • Consecutive Interpreting (20 CATS)
  • Simultaneous Interpreting (20 CATS)

SEMESTER 2

  • Commercial Interpreting (20 CATS)
  • Public Service Interpreting (20 CATS)

Dissertation (60 CATS)

The dissertation will either be an extended essay on an aspect of interpreting theory and practice; or a case study documenting an extended interpreting engagement.

Assessment & Feedback

A combination of practical interpreting assignments, essays, and research projects.

Learning and Teaching

Afternoon and Evening.

Occasional optional weekend training sessions.

Contact Teaching Hours per Week
Normally between 8 and 10

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a relevant subject.

A 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification recognised by the University may be acceptable with 90 hours of relevant professional experience. Please note that only the Chinese-English language pair will be offered for 2017. Students must demonstrate a high level of proficiency in both languages.


Admission under the Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) may be considered for this course. Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for the University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and information on application procedures.


 

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 Ars, English and Languages
Tel: 028 9097 5363
Email: p.blumczynski@qub.ac.uk
WWW: www.qub.ac.uk/ael/

How To Apply

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Career Prospects

The translation and interpreting industry, public policy, business and commerce, and journalism.

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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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/

Postgraduate loans
From the academic year 2017/18, the Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.

A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.

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

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