Our short and flexible medical interpreting course is an ideal starting point for launching a successful career in Public Service Interpreting and Translation (PSIT).
Guided by experts with vast experience in the field, you’ll develop your knowledge through a mix of classroom sessions, self-study, interactive activities and research and reflection. You’ll also gain the essential training to take the Institute of Linguists Educational Trust Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) exam.
As well as your DPSI training, you’ll also earn a stand-alone interpreting qualification that will open up career opportunities in healthcare settings that range from hospitals to paramedical services.
You’ll gain practical experience using our digital language laboratory and conference interpreting facilities. You’ll also learn to work collaboratively using our e-learning technologies.
We’ll also give you the flexibility to tailor your studies to your preferred language combinations.
If you’re an experienced linguist, you’ll be able to apply for Accreditation of Prior Learning, which will give you direct entry into the second module.
We know sometimes you’ll need assistance and support when it comes to your studies. During your time with us you'll get assistance from a Personal Tutor. If you require a little extra help we have Student Learning Assistants and Graduate Academic Assistants on hand to help.
If you achieve 1-5 on the University 20-point scale, you’ll be offered direct registration on the National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI).
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Brooke Townsley (MA, RPSI, FCIOL) is senior lecturer in public service interpreting and translation in the School of Health and Education. He worked as a legal interpreter and translator with English and Turkish in the Criminal and Civil justice systems before joining the university in 2000, having lectured in legal interpreting and translation.
Start: October 2019, January 2020, depending on modules studied
Duration: Up to 18 months, depending on modules studied