Masters | Postgraduate Course - Interpreting MA Course Details within University of Surrey

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Interpreting MA

Study Details

MA 1 year full-time

Why choose this course

This is the only course in the UK that will give you advanced interpreting skills in all interpreting modes, including consecutive and simultaneous, chuchotage, sight translation, dialogue and distance interpreting. We’re the first university to teach remote and mobile interpreting based on research in distance interpreting, which will give you excellent and flexible career opportunities.

We’re a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, the Translation Automation User Society and the European Language Industry Association, so you’ll benefit from excellent connections with future employers and interpreters’ work environments and be taught to industry standards.

What you will study

We offer two pathways on our MA Interpreting course: a multilingual pathway and a Chinese pathway.  Experienced interpreters and academics will guide you through the main principles, techniques and professional requirements of interpreting.

On the multilingual pathway we offer Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish paired with English (languages subject to teaching availability and or student demand).

In your practice modules you’ll have opportunities for experiential learning and reflective analysis. Our simulations are joined by live guest speakers from various fields. You’ll also benefit from our cutting-edge facilities to practise each interpreting mode in the most realistic environment possible.

In modules relating to the interpreting profession, you will gain the practical knowledge and organisational skills necessary to perform interpreting tasks effectively.

The background lecture will provide you with a conceptual and methodological framework for analysing, discussing and justifying interpreting-related decisions.

Module details

Year 1 (full-time)

  • DISSERTATION (MA TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING STUDIES) Compulsory Year-long
  • AB INITIO LANGUAGE FOR TRANSLATION PURPOSES I Optional
  • AUDIOVISUAL TRANSLATION I Optional
  • CONSECUTIVE AND DIALOGUE INTERPRETING (ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE) I Optional
  • CONSECUTIVE AND DIALOGUE INTERPRETING I Compulsory
  • PUBLIC SERVICE INTERPRETING - TRENDS AND ISSUES Optional
  • SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETING I Compulsory
  • TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING STUDIES Compulsory
  • AB INITIO LANGUAGE FOR TRANSLATION PURPOSES II Optional
  • AUDIOVISUAL TRANSLATION II Optional
  • CONSECUTIVE AND DIALOGUE INTERPRETING (ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE) II Optional
  • CONSECUTIVE AND DIALOGUE INTERPRETING II Compulsory
  • INTERPRETING AND TECHNOLOGIES Compulsory
  • RESEARCH METHODS IN TRANSLATION STUDIES Optional
  • SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETING II Compulsory

Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7
 
Language specific modules are paired with English and are subject to demand.
 
Students will normally take all language-specific in the same language pair across semesters 1 and 2. (Consecutive and Dialogue Interpreting and Simultaneous Interpreting must be taken in the same language)
 
Consecutive and Dialogue Interpreting 1 & 2 can be also be taken as optional modules, and this can be in a different language to the one chosen as compulsory.
 
All modules are worth 15 credits unless stated otherwise.

Entry Requirements

If you are a native English speaker, we require a minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, or Turkish, or a related subject taught in one of these languages. If you are a native speaker of another language, we require a minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree taught in English or a related subject. We can also consider relevant work experience if you don’t meet these requirements.