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Conference Interpreting MA

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Degree awarded
12 Months [Full-Time] , 24 Months [Part-Time]
Entry requirements
Applicants should hold a good, Upper Second Class Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, normally in a relevant subject.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
Limited places are available in MACINT. We strongly recommend candidates to start their application at an early date.
How to apply

Please visit our  How to Apply  page.  

If you wish to transfer credits onto one of our master's programmes, please download the guidance  here  for further information.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

The  MA in Conference Interpreting  (MACINT) aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills for a career in conference interpreting.

Students will offer one of two profiles, reflecting the two distinct profiles of practising conference interpreters.

Profile 1:  Designed for students who have English as their native language (A language) and two passive foreign languages (C languages). These students will be trained in both types of interpreting out of both C languages into their A language.

Profile 2: Designed for students with Arabic, Chinese, French, German and Spanish as their native language (A language) and English as an active foreign language (B language), or English as their native language (A language) and Arabic, Chinese, French, German or Spanish as an active foreign language (B language). These students will be trained in both types of interpreting in both directions (i.e. B-A and A-B).

The taught component of the MA combines 75 credits of conference interpreting courses (consecutive and simultaneous interpreting) with 45 credits of research-oriented courses. The dissertation (60 remaining credits) is written on a research project or a specific interpreting assignment (interpreting plus critical analysis). The programme prepares students for a professional career as a conference interpreter, developing the range of linguistic, specialist and technological skills required in the work place.

For more information please visit our  MACINT page 

Open days

Our next Open Day will be on Wednesday 18 March 2015 as part of a University-wide postgraduate event. Further details can be found  here .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £8,000
    International students (per annum): £16,000
  • MA (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,000
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,333
    International students (per annum): £10,666
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,666

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.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.


The School 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.

Please see the  School website  for further details. 

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Sarah Smith
+44 (0)161 306 1259
Academic department overview

See: About us

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