University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Conference Interpreting

The course provides professional training in interpreting; students are trained in the relevant skills and acquire familiarity with a wide range of issues in key fields including international affairs, politics, international business and science and technology; students can opt to study translation and an introduction to translation theory and research methods; students on the PgDip conference interpreting work from 2 languages into their mother tongue.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and an excellent command of 2 foreign languages; exceptionally, candidates with equivalent qualifications or experience will be considered; all candidates must pass an entry test in translation; interview; IELTS 7.0 overall with at least 7.5 in speaking and listening and at least 6.5 in reading and writing.

Course modules

Interpreting skills (2 languages); consecutive and bilateral interpreting (2 languages); simultaneous interpreting (1 or 2 languages); plus options chosen from; computers and the translator; introduction to screen translation; methods and approaches in translation studies; genres in translation; specialised translation; English for interpreters (for non native speakers of English). Students can also choose from a wide range of elective modules offered by other areas of the university, including additional languages and topics in linguistics.

Sponsorship information

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Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 5,667 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Taught Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0113 343 3234