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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

For references, please email the following link to your referees:

Referee Report Form

They will submit your references directly to us and we will add them to your application.

Please use the Online Application Form  to apply. Once you register, you can search for the course to which you wish to apply and upload the required supporting documents towards the end of this process.

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

We will be soon updating this page with details of our last Open Day held on Wednesday 25 November.


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.


Each year, the School offers a number of bursaries set at Home/EU fees level, open to both Home/EU and international students. Details of the funding process can be found on the  School's funding page  where you can also check details of subject specific bursaries. 

Funding Advice: 

For Home and EU students, the UK government has introduced a non means-tested loan scheme for postgraduate study. Detailed eligibility criteria and information regarding the application process is expected early in 2016. In the meantime the below summarises the key information published to date.

  • Non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 per year will be made available to students applying to taught and research master's courses. PHD students will be funded through a separate scheme.  
  • Loans will be available to students under the age of 60 studying full-time, part-time (at least 50% of a full-time course) or on distance-learning courses.
  • Loans will be available to students across all discipline areas.  
  • The loan is considered to be a contribution towards the costs of postgraduate study and will not be available if you already have a master's qualification.
  • Postgraduate funding is considered a devolved matter for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Therefore loans are only available for students resident in England.
  • Repayments will be on an income-contingent basis commencing 2019.
  • Postgraduate loan repayments will be paid concurrently with undergraduate loan repayments at a rate of 6% of annual income over £21,000.
  • Interest will be charged at RPI + 3%.

Contact details

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

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