NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MA/PDip DURATION: Postgraduate Diploma, one academic year; MA, one calendar year (September to August) NUMBER OF PLACES: 12 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MAC1 (MA); 1MAC9 (PDip) FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. Applicants are also eligible to apply to the EU DG Interpretation Bursaries: . WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.

Ateangaireacht Chomhdhála/ Conference Interpreting (MA/Postgraduate Diploma) Your Course This programme trains students in the professional skills of conference interpreting, enabling them to avail of the employment opportunities for qualified interpreting professionals. It is the only course of its kind in Ireland—a programme developed in close cooperation with the institutions of the EU. Training is provided by practicing professionals in both modes of conference interpreting— consecutive and simultaneous interpreting—using recommended techniques: concentration exercises, interpretation from memory, sight interpreting, note-taking techniques, and simultaneous with script. The programme also provides monitored use of the institutional speech repository and an introduction to various emerging RSI platforms. Students study the theory and practice of interpreting, and also examine professional ethics and conference preparation/ procedures, along with working practices and conditions. Students will study the institutions of the EU, and the university organises a study visit to the European Parliament and European Commission. Irish, English, French, Spanish, Italian and German are offered on the programme to date. Other languages may be considered based on student numbers. Career Opportunities Students must obtain a postgraduate qualification in Conference Interpreting to allow them to sit the Inter-Institutional EU Accreditation Tests and work as a professional conference interpreter. Students completing this course can avail of considerable employment opportunities worldwide as interpreting services are frequently required at conferences, seminars and so on. Many graduates work with EU and UN institutions. Opportunities are also available outside the large international organisations. Minimum Entry Requirements Students must hold a 2.2 honours degree (or equivalent). In addition, candidates are expected to have: • An excellent command of their mother tongue; • Good communication skills; • Strong comprehension of their chosen languages; • A high degree of motivation. Admission to the programme is subject to success in both a suitability test and an interview. FIND OUT MORE AT: www . conference-interpreting.html

CONTACT Susan Folan T: +353 91 495 810 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. This is the only postgraduate

conference interpreting programme in Ireland.

2. This qualification is essential for applying for the multitude of positions available to interpreters internationally. 3. Training is provided by practicing conference interpreters.

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