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Conference Interpreting MA

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Degree awarded: MA

Duration: 12 Months [Full-Time] , 24 Months [Part-Time]

Entry requirements:

An Upper Second class Honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. Applicants must demonstrate (i) native or near-native competence in English and native or near-native competence in Arabic, Chinese, French, German or Spanish, or (ii) native competence in English and degree-level competence in two from French, German or Spanish. Holders of degrees in non-language related fields will also be considered but need to demonstrate the required language competence. Relevant professional experience will be considered on an individual basis if appropriate.

Applicants to the programme must pass an aptitude test to secure an unconditional offer of a place. The first round of testing will take place 26-30 March 2012 for all candidates who submit a complete application by the deadline of 29 February 2012. A second round of testing will take place 28 May-1 June 2012 for candidates who submit their complete application by the deadline of 30 April 2012. We reserve the right to limit the second round of testing to specific languages, e.g. if large numbers of candidates have already passed the first round of testing for certain language combinations. Details of the aptitude test are available on the MACINT website: http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/ctis/ma/macint/

Course fees: The level of Home/EU tuition fees for entry in September 2012 are not yet available, however, for entry to MA programmes in 2011, the tuition fees are £3,732 per annum for Home/EU students. The tuition fees for entry in September 2012 for International students are £12,300 . For general fees information, please visit: Postgraduate Fees.

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Additional expenses: An interpreting aptitude test will be required. The fee for the test is £50. This must be paid before the test is taken.  Details will be given in the offer letter.


British and EU students intending to take an MA programme in the School are eligible to apply for support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). AHRC grants are competitive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students. Please see the School website for further details.

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures also offers a limited number of fee bursaries on a competitive basis for MA students. Details of bursaries available in a given year will be posted on the School website in January.

Number of places/applicants: There is no limit on the number of places available on the programme. A deposit of 5% of the tuition fee is required to secure your place on the programme. Details will be given in the offer letter.

Contact email: pg-translation@manchester.ac.uk

Contact telephone: +44 (0)161 275 3559

How to apply:

For details on how to apply, go to: Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning