Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast


This programme is designed to: provide students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the contexts and practices of professional interpreting; enable students to develop the skills upon which professional interpreter competence is predicated; provide students with advanced expertise in their language pairs; provide students with in-depth knowledge of the language-services market-place; provide students with appropriate opportunities in professionally-based practice.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a relevant subject. A 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may be acceptable with 90 hours of relevant professional experience. Exceptionally, applicants who do not hold a 2.2 Honours degree and who possess relevant professional experience may be permitted the opportunity to demonstrate achievement at an equivalent level. Students must demonstrate a high level of proficiency in both their language pairs. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Course modules

Modules include: Principles and practices of interpreting (semester 1); research contexts (semester 1); public service interpreting: legal and medical settings (semester 2); commercial interpreting (semester 2); dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through: Essays; assessed practice; and research projects.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

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