Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Interpreting

The Interpreting MA covers both professional and academic training. Students acquire high-quality interpreting skills, spoken rather than written transfer, so they may enter the interpreting profession, in fields such as technology, commerce, international relations and journalism. This course uses English and Chinese as working languages. Study visits and/or internship work placements our organised for translating and interpreting students. There are study visits to the United Nations Office in Vienna and the Directorate General for Interpreting of the European Commission in Brussels. Students are also encouraged to participate in conferences as interpreters, or take up translation assignments, when opportunities arise.

Entry requirements

Stage 1 Entry: A 2.1 honours degree or a degree with a minimum average of 75% (or GPA 2.75) on the transcript. In addition, native English speaking applicants to have good degree-level knowledge of Chinese. Applicants are also considered on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have at least 2 years' full-time experience as a translator or an interpreter. Applicants whose 1st language is not English need IELTS 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in speaking and writing and 6.0 in listening and reading. No equivalent English language qualifications are considered. Stage 2 (advanced) Entry: A 2.1 honours degree or a degree with a minimum average of 80% (or GPA 3.0) on the transcript. Applicants must also have expert 2nd-language knowledge. Applicants whose 1st language is not English need IELTS 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in all sub-sections. No equivalent English language qualifications are considered.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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School of Modern Languages
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0191 208 5867