University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Conference Interpreting (MCI)

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Program Information

School:University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty:Graduate Programs
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Language Interpretation and Translation
Description:The School of Translation and Interpretation offers graduate program leading to the degrees of Master in Conference Interpreting (MCI). This is a professionally-oriented graduate program intended for graduates who wish to specialize in conference interpreting, which is a branch of the translation profession requiring intensive training. The program is intended for full-time students.

The aim of the program is to train interpreters primarily for the Canadian market. Therefore all courses will be conducted in either English or French. All students are expected to interpret both from English into French and from French into English, although it is recognized that they may not achieve equal proficiency in both directions. The programs are governed by the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS).
URL:Conference Interpreting (MCI) at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Careers:InterpretersTranslators

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    An honours BA in Translation; or a degree in any other subject plus a qualifying program; or a university certificate or diploma in translation, and relevant experience; or an accreditation certificate of a professional association of translators or interpreters recognized by the Canadian Translators and Interpreters Council, the International Federation of Translators or the International Association of Conference Interpreters, in addition to relevant experience; or classification as TR2 or above in the Public Service of Canada, or equivalent classification in another jurisdiction or in private enterprise. Successful completion of the STI's entrance examination.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92-93] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    Two letters of recommendation, official transcripts of all universities attended, an up-to-date curriculum vitae and successful completion of the School of Translation and Interpretation (STI) oral examination are required.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 17, 2018