Master of Arts in Translation (Option: Interpreting)

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Master of Arts in Translation (Option: Interpreting)
1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg, GP, South Africa


The Masters in Translation (Option: Interpreting) is a two-year professional full-time degree specialising in conference interpreting. It may also be taken over three to four years part-time. The first year of this qualification is equivalent to the Honours in the field of Interpreting and the second year of the programme is equivalent to a Masters by coursework and research report. Students must have completed Part I of the MA (Translation) (Option: Interpreting) programme in order to proceed to this level.

The aim of the programme is to refine students’ conference interpreting skills, broaden their theoretical knowledge of the field and encourage research in interpreting studies. In addition, students are required to participate in weekly advanced practical interpreting sessions, some of which are conducted online. Independent study and continuous interpreting practice form a large part of the workload for this programme which consists of the following modules: 

  • Specialised Conference Interpreting Skills
  • Professional Language Enhancement
  • Advanced Interpreting Practice
  • Research Topics in Interpreting Studies
  • Translation Research Report (Option: Interpreting)

Duration: 2 years


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