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M.A., Interpretation

Program Information

LEVEL OF STUDIES:  POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

QUALIFICATION OFFERED: MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERPRETATION

SPECIALTY:   INTERPRETATION

DURATION OF STUDIES:  2 YEARS

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE PROGRAMME

The MA in Interpretation is a two-year course which aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Train professional interpreters for national, public and private sectors and for the international market;
  • Promote research in interpreting studies.

Students shall attend all their courses on a regular basis. Candidates will be expected to write a dissertation in any area or aspect of interpreting.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of this programme shall be professional interpreters likely to work for the public and private sectors, national and international market, in diplomacy and international relations. Self-employment and consultancy services are also considered. Conference organisation.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates for the M.A. in Interpretation shall be admitted through a competitive entrance examination. They must be holders of a bachelor’s degree in any field.

METHODS OF TEACHING AND EVALUATION

Tuition comprises course work and the presentation of a dissertation. Teaching shall be through lectures, tutorials and practicals. Evaluation shall be through continuous assessment, end-of-semester examinations and the dissertation. Throughout the course, students shall be called up to present research papers in some of the core courses.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

In order to qualify for the award of the Master of Arts in Interpretation, candidates must have earned a minimum of 120 credits, including course work and dissertation. The candidate must complete the course in a minimum of two (02) years and a maximum of four (04).

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PROGRAMME STRUCTURE OF THE MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERPRETATION

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YEAR ONE

Course Code Course Title Credit value Status

HOURS

Pre-requisite

L

T

P

FIRST SEMESTER
INT 601 Introduction to Consecutive Interpretation (English-French/French-English)

6

C

30

30

INT 603 Interpretation Theory and Methodology

4

C

20

20

INT 605 Sight Translation (English-French/French-English) I

6

C

20

20

20

INT 607 Public Speaking

4

C

20

20

INT 609

***

Interpretation, Law and EconomicsElective

4

6

C

E

20

20

20

20

20

Total

30

130

40

130

SECOND SEMESTER
INT 602 Note-Taking for Interpreters (English-French/French-English)

4

C

20

20

INT 604 Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation (English-French/French-English)

6

C

20

20

20

INT 606 Sight Translation (English-French/French-English) II

6

C

20

20

20

INT 605

INT 608 Conference Terminology and Parliamentary Procedure

6

C

30

30

INT 610

Practicum

6

C

60

***

Elective

6

20

20

20

Total

34

120

60

190

Grand Total (Year one)

64

250

100

320

 

YEAR TWO

Course Code Course Title Credit value Status

HOURS

Pre-requisite

L

T

P

FIRST SEMESTER
INT 621 Consecutive Interpretation (French-English) I

6

C

30

30

INT 623 Consecutive Interpretation (English-French) I

6

C

30

30

INT 625 Simultaneous Interpretation (French-English) I

4

C

20

20

INT 627 Simultaneous Interpretation (English-French) I

4

C

20

20

INT 629

Professional Practice and Entrepreneurship

6

C

30

30

INT 631

Research Methodology and Proposal

4

C

20

20

Total

30

150

150

SECOND SEMESTER
INT 622 Consecutive Interpretation (French-English) II

4

C

20

20

INT 621

INT 624 Consecutive Interpretation (English-French) II

4

C

20

20

INT 623

INT 626 Simultaneous Interpretation (French-English) II

6

C

30

30

INT 625

INT 628 Simultaneous Interpretation (English-French) II

6

C

30

30

INT 627

INT 698

Dissertation

12

C

120

Total

32

90

200

Grand Total (Year two)

62

250

360

GRAND TOTAL

126

500

698

 

Total number of credits: 120

Total lecture hours: 500

Total tutorials hours: 60

Total practical hours: 680

TOTAL CONTACT HOURS: 1,240

 

*** ELECTIVES

Course Code Course Title

Prerequisite

FIRST SEMESTER
INT 611 Sign Language interpreting I
INT 613 Interpreting for the Media I
INT 615ARA 201SPA 201GER 201POR 201CHI 201 Community Interpreting IIntroduction to ArabicIntroduction to SpanishIntroduction to GermanIntroduction to PortugueseIntroduction to Chinese
SECOND SEMESTER
INT 612 Sign Language Interpreting II

INT 611

INT 614 Interpreting for the Media II

INT 613

INT 616 Introduction to Translation
INT 618ARA 202SPA 202GER 202POR 202CHI 202 Community Interpreting IIIntroduction to ArabicIntroduction to SpanishIntroduction to GermanIntroduction to PortugueseIntroduction to Chinese

INT 615

ARA 201

SPA 201

GER 201

POR 201

CHI 201