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Lecturer teaching conferencing techniques to students
MA/PGDip Conference Interpreting
Gain specialist skills and links with international organisations for an exciting interpreting career.

MA/PGDip Conference Interpreting / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2019

How to apply

Please refer to the following School page regarding subject-specific requirements. These are in addition to the basic prerequisites as shown under entry requirements:

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

References for master's applications

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.

Advice to applicants

This programme is taught during business hours and does not offer distance learning.

The part-time mode of attendance aims to concentrate contact time onto two days.

How your application is considered

Applications are mainly considered on the basis of an assessment of past and predicted academic achievements, the academic reference(s) and any other supplementary evidence that supports the application.

We therefore strongly recommend you include a personal statement (no more than 500 words) that demonstrates your understanding of the subject and your motivation for wanting to study the programme.

If your academic background is not directly related to the programme, you should supply an academic-standard writing sample on a subject related to the programme.

If English is not your native language, then you should provide an academic-standard writing sample in English directly related to the subject.

For the specific requirements of each programme in the School, please visit our Applying page.

Aptitude test requirement

Applicants must pass an aptitude test to secure an unconditional offer of a place.

There is no deadline for applications, and aptitude tests will be arranged on an ongoing basis.

However, as there are limited places, we reserve the right to close application for certain language(s) if all places of that/those language(s) have been taken up.

We will publish this information as soon as it happens, but we strongly recommend candidates to start their application at an early date.

Applicants will not be permitted to sit the aptitude test if they have not yet achieved the requisite results in the IELTS or equivalent examination, ie at least 7.0 overall and 7.0 in writing.

For applicants to the Chinese stream, there is an additional requirement for the speaking score, ie at least 7.0 in speaking for IELTS or 25 in speaking for TOEFL iBT.


Offer-holders will be allowed to defer entrance to the programme once.


If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.