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Queen's University Belfast - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences MA in Interpreting
Queen's University Belfast - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

MA in Interpreting

Belfast, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

GBP 19,100 / per year



This MA in Interpreting is designed to provide students with:

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the contexts and practices of professional interpretation enabling students to develop the skills upon which professional interpreter competence is predicated.
  • Advanced expertise in their language pairs.
  • In-depth knowledge of the language-services marketplace.
  • Appropriate opportunities in professionally-based practice.

Professional Accreditations

Students who complete the additional module Principles in Community Interpreting are eligible for the award of a OCN Level 4 certificate in Principles of Community Interpreting.

Career Development

Graduates can pursue careers in a range of areas where interpreting and translation skills are required, e.g. academic, creative writing, translation and interpreting industry, public policy, business and commerce and journalism. The programme includes specialist training in translation technologies and offers opportunities for work experience.

Internationally Renowned Experts

You will be taught by staff with research profiles of international standing, with a wide and diverse range of interests in interpreting and translation studies. Research in Modern Languages at Queen's was ranked 3rd in REF 2014 for Research Intensity and 5th for Grade Point Average, with particular strengths in literary studies, translation and interpreting, linguistics, postcolonial studies, visual cultures, digital humanities and medical humanities. The School hosts several large research projects across all the language areas, funded by the AHRC, the Leverhulme Trust, British Academy, and Horizon 2020.

Student Experience

The Centre for Translation and Interpreting is a vibrant international, multilingual and multicultural research community. MA students thrive in a welcoming and encouraging atmosphere, developing close associations with teaching staff and our large cohort of PhD students through shared classes and weekly seminars with renowned visiting speakers.



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