Official Master's Degree in Conference Interpreting

This Master’s Degree offers training through permanent contact with professionals in the field of Interpreting

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1st call: January 8 to May 31, 2019
2sd call: July 1 to September 13, 2019

20 places available

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1 year / 60 ECTS

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“The Degree is part of the “European Masters in Conference Interpreting” (EMCI) Consortium”

What is the Official Master's Degree in Conference Interpreting

The Master's Degree in Conference Interpreting, the only Official Master's Degree in Spain which is a member of the European Masters in Conference Interpreting (EMCI) Consortium , proposes a solid education and training through permanent contact with professionals in the area of Conference Interpreting, and the use of the latest methodological and technological advances. It follows the recommendations of the International Association of Conference Interpreters Best Practices and has been re-accredited by ANECA (the Spanish National Association for Quality Control).

Classes have a highly practical content based on exercises and simulations, where both consecutive and simultaneous interpretation are perfected. The Official Master´s Degree in Conference Interpreting focuses on the development of analysis and synthesis, and on achieving an understanding by students that interpreting is not just repeating words by transliterating them from one language to another, but rather it is an exercise in understanding ideas that are then transmitted through a transformation, involving the adaptation of concepts and background information to the natural form of expression of the target language. The student is taught to self-evaluate and to know the metalanguage which is used in the exercise of the profession. Professors are natives speakers with officially validated University Degrees in Spain, and active professionals in the world of Interpreting, accredited by international organizations.

This Master´s Degree has a highly practical content based on exercises and simulations

The General Directorates for Interpreting of the European Commission and the European Parliament collaborate in training, through their pedagogical assistance programs, virtual classes and attendance at final exams. In addition, every year a trip to Brussels is offered, during which students can practice in silent booths at both institutions.

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This Master’s Degree will enable you to be an interpreter in international institutions

Dolores Rodríguez Professor CIHS

Learning is achieved by more than just studying

  • External Internships
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Admissions Process


Admission process and criteria:. Regarding the admission process, the following is required:
- Being admitted by the Dean of the School or the relevant Director of the Centre, assisted by the Delegate Committee on Admissions.
- Having applied for the programme in the appropriate manner and time, through a standard model and accompanied by all of the documents which certify the fulfilment of the entry requirements.
- Candidates must pass an oral test for admission, in which to demonstrate their analytical and synthesis skills, communication skills, a perfect command of their mother tongue and an in-depth knowledge of the other working languages.

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Important Dates

  • Admission application filing period:
    The first period begins on January 8 and ends on May 31, 2019.
    The second period begins on July 1 and ends on September 13, 2019.
  • Information sessions:


    Online information session :


  • Classes begin on: October, 2019.


Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation


Candidate profile

This Official Master's Degree in Conference Interpreting is ideally suited for holders of a Bachelor's or Licentiate Degree in Translation and Interpreting, who must have strong language skills and be interested in communication in the realm of large multilingual conferences.

Admission requirements:

Being in possession of a Licenciatura (four or five-year) Degree, an Architect Degree or an Engineer Degree pursuant the previous regulations no longer valid after Royal Decree RD 1393/2007.came into force.. If the student holds a Diplomatura (three-year) Degree, a Technical Architect Degree or a Technical Engineer Degree, they can access those Master programmes whose entry requirements so allow.


Information on Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships


The fees come to € 13,320 (€ 1,968 for registration fees plus 8 installments of € 1,419), and options 3, 4 and 5 entail an additional charge.

Financial support
There are official Ministerial grants available to students enrolled in the Master's program and partial scholarships from the European Commission, provided that the application is submitted within the relevant period.


Contact Information


Information point:
C/ Universidad de Comillas,3 -28049, Madrid. Tel.: 34 917 343 950 ext. 4275

Master's Course Director:
Elena Aguirre Fernández-Bravo
Tel.: 34 917 343 950 ext. 2519


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Conference Interpreting
Annual Subjects
Consecutive Interpreting Techniques 18.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Simultaneous Interpreting Techniques 18.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Theory of Interpreting and Documentation 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Subjects related to Interpreting
1st Term
International Organisations for Interpreters 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2nd Term
European Institutions for Interpreters 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Master Thesis
2nd Term
Final Master´s Degree Project 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Annual Subjects
Interpreting Internship 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
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