University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Conference Interpreting

The course equips students with the knowledge and skills for a career in conference interpreting.

Entry requirements

An Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject; applicants must demonstrate (i) native or near-native competence in English and native or near-native competence in Arabic, Chinese, French, German or Spanish, or (ii) native competence in English and degree-level competence in two from French, German or Spanish. Holders of degrees in non-language related fields will also be considered but need to demonstrate the required language competence; an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with 7.0 in the writing component or a TOEFL score of 600 paper-based test, 250 computer-based test, or 100 internet-based test or a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 70 overall with 70 in the writing component.

Course modules

Modules include: Research methods (translation and interpreting studies) i; research methods (translation and interpreting studies) ii; consecutive interpreting i; consecutive interpreting ii; interpreting studies; professional development for conference interpreters.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a research project.

Sponsorship information

British and EU students intending to take an MA are eligible to apply for an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) award, under the Professional Preparation Masters scheme.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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