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The University of Alcalá offers courses leading to official university degrees valid all over Spain and where applicable, throughout the territory of the European Union.

In its official studies, the University of Alcalá promotes training that is balanced in theoretical and practical aspects, promoting freedom of opinion, based on a command of content to grasp the scientific, technical or artistic methods needed to achieve the social return on the public resources invested in the training process in productive activity of future graduates.

These studies include Undergraduate Degrees, Master's Degrees and Doctorates courses.

  

Official Studies

Qualification

Master's Degree in Conference Interpreting for Business (M178)
  • Specialisation in Spanish-Chinese
  • Specialisation in Spanish-English

Participating Universities

University of Alcalá

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

Department of Modern Philology

Teaching centre(s)

San José de Caracciolos Building
Colegio de Málaga
Colegio de los Trinitarios

Year Course Started

2019-20 (RD 1393/2007)

Credits

60 ECTS

Official Duration

One academic year, full-time

Minimum number of ECTS by type of registration and course

60 ECTS for full-time students and 30 ECTS for part-time students

Type of teaching

Face-to-face classes

Language/s

Spanish and the language of the chosen specialisation.

Professional qualification

This is not a degree title qualifying with ministerial approval for the exercise of regulated professional activities.

Orientation

Professional and research

Directors

Carmen Valero Garcés
carmen.valero@uah.es

Elena Alcalde Peñalver
e.alcalde@uah.es

Coordinators

Academic Committee

  • Carmen Valero (Master`s Director)
  • Yanping Tan (Coordinator and academic staff member)
  • David Fernández (Coordinator and academic staff member)
  • Elena Alcalde (academic staff representative)
  • Isabel San Vicente (administrative staff representative)
  • Lisa Bona (students representative) 
  • Paula González (students representative)

Contact

Academic issues:

Aula de Interpretación
aula.interpretacion@uah.es

Administrative issues:
info.posgrado@uah.es

Goals and competencies

The goals of this Master's degree are in line with the stipulates of the Spanish Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and ensure the achievement of the basic competencies required to obtain a master's degree, following article 3.3, Appendix I of R.D. 1393/2007.

Fulfilment of the goals means students have achieved competencies that must be consistent with the fundamental rights of equality between men and women, with the principles of equal opportunities and universal accessibility for the disabled, and with the values proper to a democratic and peace-loving culture.

Postgraduate Short Courses

This Master's offers any student the possibility to study a selection of subjects compounding a Postgraduate Short Course, which will enable the student, if requested at the end of the course, to obtain an Own Studies Degree title from the University of Alcalá.

After finishing the subjects, the student could apply, paying the corresponding fees, for a Certificate of the Postgraduate Short Course. Besides, if the student wants to complete the Master's in the future, the subjects finished in the Postgraduate Short Course will automatically be incorporated into the student's academic record at no cost.

Pre-registration and matriculation for these Postgraduate Short Courses will follow the usual procedure of pre-registration and matriculation.

The Short Courses included in the Master's are:

Number of places for new students

Total number of places available: 20

Minimum number of places for a specialisation to be taught: 8

Reserved places: 5% for students with a certified disability of 33% or more.

Specific admission conditions

Requirements and admission criteria

1. Applicants must provide proof of proficiency in the working languages at the following levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or equivalent (see levels recommended by CRUE) with an official certificate of international recognition:

  • Spanish native speakers (Spanish – language A): (1) first foreign language (language B) with level C1; (2) second foreign language (language C) with level B2.
  • Non-native Spanish speakers: (1) languages A and B with level C1; (2) second foreign language (language C), among those offered with level B2.

2. The student's previous training and experience in the field of interpreting and related areas will be an asset.

3. The curriculum vitae of applicants and their academic records will be assessed.

4. Candidates must pass an entrance test to determine their level of proficiency in the working languages and their aptitude for interpreting.

Subjects, academic staff, competences, teaching guides and final project regulations

For Master's Dissertations to be defended from the academic year 2019-20 onwards, it has been established that, along with the Master's Dissertation, the student must submit to the director the summarized report (% of coincidence) given through the Turnitin application, once the director has opened the application to obtain the aforementioned report (Approved by the Official Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies Committee, on its regular session dated 24th September 2019).

Continuance

Collaboration agreements and programmes

Registration

Fees

Timetable

  • Specialisation Chinese-Spanish: Monday to Thursday from 09:00 to 13:00 (provisional)

Occasionally, joint sessions will be organised in the afternoons or on Fridays.

  • Specialisation English-Spanish:  Monday to Thursday from 16:00 to 20:00 (provisional)

Occasionally, joint sessions will be organised in the mornings or on Fridays.

Venue

Edificio San José de Caracciolos

C/ Trinidad 3-5

28801. Alcalá de Henares

 

Colegio de Málaga

C/ Colegios 2

28801. Alcalá de Henares

 

Colegio de los Trinitarios

C/ Trinidad 3-5

28801. Alcalá de Henares

Material resources

Installations, services and plans
(Computer rooms, bibliographic resources, libraries, study rooms...):

Material resources available to course participants

External Practicums

Audit report

Spanish Registry of Universities, Centres and Qualifications registration

Course implementation

Quality guarantee system

Quality committee

  • Carmen Valero (directora del MA)
  • Yanping Tan (coordinadora y PDI)
  • Ingrid Cáceres (representante PDI)
  • Elena Alcalde (representante PDI)
  • Isabel San Vicente (responsable PAS) 
  • Lisa Bona (representante de estudiantes) 
  • Paula González (representante de estudiantes)

Complaints and Suggestions