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22 Masters Programs in Interpretation

Generally requiring about two years to earn, a master’s degree is a way for a student to gain enhanced knowledge of their chosen field. This type of degree is excellent preparation for either a further academic career or a professional workplace and is available in a number of different subjects. Just what is a Master in Interpretation? This kind of program focuses on how one language i… Read more

Generally requiring about two years to earn, a master’s degree is a way for a student to gain enhanced knowledge of their chosen field. This type of degree is excellent preparation for either a further academic career or a professional workplace and is available in a number of different subjects.

Just what is a Master in Interpretation? This kind of program focuses on how one language is translated into another during instances of interpersonal communication. While translation can refer to a variety of processes, including work done with the written word, the study of interpretation is usually restricted to real-time interactions between people who speak different languages. Students may learn about interpretation techniques and best practices as well as general communications skills. Additionally, they might pursue an in-depth study of their chosen languages in order to improve their abilities.

Programs such as these can help students acquire important skills that can benefit them in the workplace, such as clear communication and effective interpersonal interaction. Additionally, students may be able to improve their foreign language skills.

The cost of a master’s degree in interpretation will depend on a number of different factors. Students should be sure to contact their chosen school directly so that they can receive accurate, up-to-date information on the programs in which they would like to enroll.

Those who complete a master’s degree in interpretation often go on to work as interpreters, assisting people around the world with communication in foreign languages. They might work for businesses, news companies, nonprofits, government agencies, or other organizations throughout their careers. Additionally, those with a degree in interpretation may also be able to work as translators, language analysts, or even educators.

If you’re interested in earning one of these degrees, now is the time to start. Just search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Malta
Valletta, Malta

The course aims at offering a theoretical and practical background based on the current global translation market demands. It offers a main core study program combined with a ... +

The course aims at offering a theoretical and practical background based on the current global translation market demands. It offers a main core study program combined with a specialization stream. -
Master
Full-time
English
01 Oct 2021
Campus
 
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Treviso, Italy

Unique in Italy, this programme integrates translation skills, interpretation skills and a combination of Chinese- or Spanish-to-English with Chinese- or Spanish-to-Italian in ... +

Unique in Italy, this programme integrates translation skills, interpretation skills and a combination of Chinese- or Spanish-to-English with Chinese- or Spanish-to-Italian in the same curriculum. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English, Chinese, Italian
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Our MA in English-Chinese Interpreting with Translation is ideal for those looking to embark on careers as professional interpreters, combining interpreting theory and practic ... +

Our MA in English-Chinese Interpreting with Translation is ideal for those looking to embark on careers as professional interpreters, combining interpreting theory and practice and with teaching taking place in a state-of-the-art Interpreting Suite. You are also encouraged to use these facilities outside of teaching time to develop your practical skills further. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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Lund University
Malmö, Sweden

The Master’s programmes in Music – Interpretation Diploma of Excellence & Music – Composition Diploma of Excellence aim to educate musicians and composers possessing an ex ... +

The Master’s programmes in Music – Interpretation Diploma of Excellence & Music – Composition Diploma of Excellence aim to educate musicians and composers possessing an exceptionally high level of artistic and professional ability. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Stirling

Our professionally oriented MSc opens the door to exciting career opportunities by providing extensive practice in two in-demand activities, translation and conference interpr ... +

Our professionally oriented MSc opens the door to exciting career opportunities by providing extensive practice in two in-demand activities, translation and conference interpreting. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Campus
 
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom

This MA in Interpreting is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the contexts and practices of professional interpreting, enabling students ... +

This MA in Interpreting is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the contexts and practices of professional interpreting, enabling students to develop the skills upon which professional interpreter competence is predicated; advanced expertise in their language pairs; in-depth knowledge of the language-services market place; appropriate opportunities in professionally-based practice. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom

The MA in Translation and Interpreting (MATI) is a specialized variant, with special emphasis on interpreting skills, of our established MA in Professional Translation. It is ... +

The MA in Translation and Interpreting (MATI) is a specialized variant, with special emphasis on interpreting skills, of our established MA in Professional Translation. It is an integrated programme designed to turn entrants with proven excellence in foreign languages into successful and marketable professional linguists. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
31 Jul 2021
Campus
 
Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Arts
Hong Kong

The M.A. in Translation & Bilingual Communication Programme aims to provide, at the postgraduate level and with the needs of main target groups in mind, focused and vigoro ... +

The M.A. in Translation & Bilingual Communication Programme aims to provide, at the postgraduate level and with the needs of main target groups in mind, focused and vigorous training in Translation and Bilingual Communication. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Surrey
Guildford, United Kingdom

This is the only course in the UK that will give you advanced interpreting skills in all interpreting modes, including consecutive, simultaneous, chuchotage, sight translation ... +

This is the only course in the UK that will give you advanced interpreting skills in all interpreting modes, including consecutive, simultaneous, chuchotage, sight translation, dialogue and distance interpreting. We are the first university to teach video-mediated and telephone interpreting based on research in distance interpreting, giving you excellent and flexible career opportunities. -
MA
Full-time
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
University Rennes 2
Rennes, France

The translation and interpretation master's degree aims, through this course, to train professionals in technical writing, content strategy, and translation project management ... +

The translation and interpretation master's degree aims, through this course, to train professionals in technical writing, content strategy, and translation project management to optimally adapt to market requirements and statuses occupied by these professions. -
Master
Full-time
French
Sep 2021
Campus
 
École de Traduction et Interprétation ISTI – Cooremans
Uccle, Belgium

The purpose of the interpretation courses is to train conference interpreters who can work in the main international institutions. The faculty is mainly composed of conference ... +

The purpose of the interpretation courses is to train conference interpreters who can work in the main international institutions. The faculty is mainly composed of conference interpreters. -
Master
French
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Salento
Lecce, Italy

The course aims to provide students with a high level of theoretical and practical knowledge of translation and interpreting between Italian and English. None of the 2nd forei ... +

The course aims to provide students with a high level of theoretical and practical knowledge of translation and interpreting between Italian and English. None of the 2nd foreign languages (if chosen) include interpreting at Salento. The course is organised into 2 programmes: the Essex Programme and the UniSalento Programme. Both programmes essentially offer a similar study plan (you will find a detailed list in the section ‘Course Modules’). The main difference between the two is that the Essex programme is more focussed on translation and interpretation, while the Salento programme is more wide ranging, offering strands including cinema, medicine, history, and tourism. Also, those admitted to the Essex Programme attend the second year at the University of Essex and will be awarded both a Masters in Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling from the University of Essex and a Masters from the Università del Salento in Traduzione Tecnico-Scientifica e Interpretariato. -
Master
Italian
Oct 2021
Campus
 
Olivet University
Anza, USA

Olivet School of Language and Education’s Master of Arts in Translation and Interpretation degree is designed to develop scholars and professionals experts who will meet the n ... +

Olivet School of Language and Education’s Master of Arts in Translation and Interpretation degree is designed to develop scholars and professionals experts who will meet the needs of academic and professional languages services for ministry around the world. The Master of Arts in Translation and Interpretation (MATI) is a 45-hour graduate degree that aims to equip students with increased competence and expertise in the areas of translation and interpretation, especially for the purpose of ministry work. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
 
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, USA

Designed for: Professional signed and spoken language interpreters who want to improve, teach, or research. The program offers three tracks: Theory and Practice Interpreting o ... +

Designed for: Professional signed and spoken language interpreters who want to improve, teach, or research. The program offers three tracks: Theory and Practice Interpreting option Advanced Interpreting option Teaching Interpreting option Where this degree can take you: College teaching Mentoring and instruction for less experienced interpreters Research on interpreting and interpreter education To start, you need: A bachelor’s degree Experience interpreting and mentoring Certification is accepted, but not required. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Madero University
Puebla, Mexico

The purpose of the Master in Interpretation and Translation is to train professional, competent, and intercultural interpreters and translators who contribute to international ... +

The purpose of the Master in Interpretation and Translation is to train professional, competent, and intercultural interpreters and translators who contribute to international communication from their specialty. This master's degree develops advanced competencies in the practice of interpreting, consecutive and simultaneous, and English-Spanish-English translation in the business, business, scientific-technical, diplomatic and legal fields. -
Master
Spanish (Mexican)
Campus