Interpreting & Translation

Pathways: Japanese, Korean
1 year
September 2024

Have you always wanted to be an interpreter? Interested in business and conference interpreting? Maybe you’re looking for the next step in your languages career? Our MA Interpreting and Translation course could be exactly what you’re looking for.

Why study with us

  • This course is enhanced by our longstanding links with the relevant professional bodies and language services providers both in the UK and abroad.
  • With 20+ hours of teaching per week (much more than many similar courses offered nationally), you’ll benefit from an intensive learning experience which equips you for seamless transition into the interpreting profession.
  • You’ll be taught by staff with extensive experience as professional interpreters. They draw on their experiences of interpreting and translating for international organisations, crime prevention agencies and large multinational companies.
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What you'll do

  • You have the option of studying either the Interpreting stream or the Translation stream.
  • You’ll receive training in the use of Memsource Cloud – a complete translation platform which includes translation memory, integrated machine and human translation, and terminology management.
  • You will be able to choose which language you want to specialise in: Korean or Japanese.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Dr Robert Kasza
Senior Lecturer in Japanese
School of Psychology and Humanities

Robert lectures on a range of subjects related to the Japanese language, culture and society from a comparative perspective. He is also active in the field of translation, especially Computer Assisted Translation, as well as corpus-based language teaching and learning. In his tea…

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Dr Mee Kyoung Mia Kim
Lecturer in Korean Studies and Interpreting and Translation Studies
School of Psychology and Humanities

Dr Mia Kim is a Lecturer in Korean Studies and MA in Interpreting and Translation Studies at our School of Humanities, Language and Cultural Studies. Mia welcomes proposals for postgraduate research in the Korean language and culture and enquiries regarding MA in Interpreting and…

Future careers

This course will equip you with the advanced skills and knowledge you need to become a professional interpreter and/or translator. 

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Sandwich year£2,500 for the sandwich year
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

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