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 Conference Interpreting (MCI)
SchoolUniversity of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
LocationOttawa, ON, Canada
School TypeGraduate School
School Size
Length1 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*70%
Prerequisites NotesAn 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.
DescriptionThe 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).
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