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COURSE TITLE Master in Interpreting







M. Interp.(Melit.)

Second Cycle

Level 7

3 Semesters



The Department offers full-time postgraduate day courses leading to a Postgraduate Diploma and Master Level, intended for people wishing to study translation or interpreting with two Main Languages (Maltese and English) and one Passive Language (from Italian, French, German and Spanish).

Prospective applicants must be native or non-native speakers of Maltese as course-work involves studying translation or interpreting with English AND Maltese as the two Main Languages, apart from a choice of Passive Languages. To this effect, all applicants will be asked to sit for an aptitude test to assess proficiency of Maltese to ascertain that applicants can follow the course with profit.

The course aims to:

• provide the opportunity for translators and interpreters to learn and develop core translation and liaison/consecutive and simultaneous interpreting skills;

• deepen linguistic awareness and understanding of the nature of language in general and of translation (both process and product);

• further enhance competence in both source language and mother tongue, including developing an ability to identify and operate in a variety of language styles and registers;

• equip students with the necessary skills for professional employment in the field of translation and interpreting (including familiarity with both technical and specialised registers, editing skills and work experience), remote or video-conferencing interpretation, sub-titling and translation;

• equip students with the necessary skills for professional employment in call centres.
LEARNING OUTCOMES At the end of the course students will be able to:

• efficiently research and familiarise themselves with specialised terminology of new subject areas for the purpose of translation and interpreting;

• undertake the independent translation of a range of institutional or technical texts to a professional standard;

• undertake interpreting assignments of a liaison, consecutive and simultaneous type;

• undertake revision and editing of translations.
The Course shall be open to applicants who are proficient in the Maltese and English Languages and who shall satisfy the following requirements:

(a) be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class Honours or Category II in any subject and

(b) pass an aptitude test and/or an interview which shall be held for the purpose.

Candidates applying for Interpreting Studies will be assessed on language Competence both in Maltese and English and also on General Knowledge and Communication Skills and Personality.

Applicants in possession of the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting may be allowed to join Part II of the Course, subject to successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma programme with a minimum average mark of 65%, provided that such applicants shall choose “Interpreting” as their research area of study.

The maximum number of students that can be admitted to the course is 12 students.

For the purpose of selection, applicants who fully satisfy all the requirements for admission by 31st August preceding the commencement of the Course shall be considered first and those for whom places are available will be accepted and informed accordingly. If vacant places are still available, applicants who obtain all necessary qualifications after the 31st August and before the 30th September shall be considered to take up the remaining places.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2013.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.



Last Updated: 23 April 2014
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