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Questions about U. of Leeds

Postby grijander » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:26 pm

Hello all,

Is there any current or former student at Leeds who could comment on the program, for those of us who are considering applying to different schools?

A couple of more specific questions, if anybody can answer them:

- From what I saw on their website, there is no ABC option at Leeds. There is only AB or ACC, right?

- The program takes one year. Is that enough to become a good interpreter? The most prestigious schools seem to require 2 years (ESIT) or at least 3 semesters (ETI). However, unless that second year really makes a significant difference, I'd rather apply to a program which will take me half the time to complete. Apparently Westminster was very good, too, and it was a 1-year MA.

- Does the PgDip option (same as the MA minus the research thesis) qualify you to apply for the international institutions tests (UN, EU)? I really DON'T want to spend months researching for a thesis which will not be useful for me. All I want is to become an interpreter, not a researcher! I really don't understand why most programs require a thesis/memoire.

Any other related information will be very welcome. Thanks!
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Re: Questions about U. of Leeds

Postby frogman » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:21 pm

Does the PgDip option (same as the MA minus the research thesis) qualify you to apply for the international institutions tests (UN, EU)?

For EU you need a masters in CI or any masters + a recognized PgDip. For UN freelance, AFAIK, no CI diploma is required.

The program takes one year. Is that enough to become a good interpreter? The most prestigious schools seem to require 2 years (ESIT) or at least 3 semesters (ETI).

At ISIT, you'll be most likely to have to study for three years to get your diploma. ESIT too I believe.

I really DON'T want to spend months researching for a thesis which will not be useful for me.

There are may kinds of intellectual exercices which might turn out to be useful when one wants to become a conference interpreter. And if you do a mémoire en traduction, it might even be a good way to practice the actual craft that might pay your rent until your real carreer kicks off.

Leeds in general : You might want to ask the school how many people got SCIC/UN accredited the last five years with your language combination.
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Re: Questions about U. of Leeds

Postby yorkshirite » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:24 pm

Anyone else going to Leeds this September?

I need to start thinking about accomodation in Leeds, eventhough we're still 8 months away.
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