University of Surrey

University of Surrey


This programme is offered in two pathways: a multilingual and a Chinese pathway. Experienced interpreters and academics will guide you through the main principles, specific techniques and professional requirements of interpreting. Learning is conducted via a combination of regular language pair-specific practice, multilingual simulations of real-life interpreting scenarios and background lectures. You will have access to three conference suites equipped with ISO approved double interpreting booths, a portable interpreting system for training in mobile interpreting (used for museum or factory tours) and a two-way and multipoint videoconferencing system to simulate remote interpreting.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Consecutive and dialogue interpreting 1 and 2; simultaneous interpreting 1 and 2; interpreting studies; interpreting projects; consecutive and dialogue interpreting 1 and 2 (in another language pair); dissertation. Optional modules: Interpreting and society; public service interpreting (PSI) trends and issues; research methods in translation studies; corpora in translation/interpreting practice and research.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 - 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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