The course

Delivery
Part-time
Course type
Taught
Location
Edinburgh
Entry date
September

Contact

Overview

EUMASLI is an innovative international master study programme that is intended to contribute to the development of the professional field of interpreting between deaf and hearing people in Europe. It aims to prepare participants for research, development, and management functions in their respective countries.

EUMASLI's strength lies in its international outlook and in its collaborative spirit. Organised and delivered by Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Humak University of Applied Sciences (Finland) and Heriot-Watt University (Scotland), the programme brings together teachers and students from around the world in a joint effort to move the field of sign language interpreting forward. It affords scope for individual development and encourages cooperation across geographical, cultural and conceptual borders.

Over the study period of 2.5 years, students travel to participate in block-seminars at all partner universities and engage in online activities and self-study.

Programme duration

The duration of the EUMALSI programme is 2.5 years

Semester 1
Kick-off event (online): Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Block seminar I (Helsinki): 23–27 September 2013
Block seminar II (Magdeburg): 28 October – 1 November 2013
Block seminar III (Edinburgh): 2–6 December 2013

Semester 2
Block seminar (Magdeburg): 17–28 March 2014

Semester 3
Block seminar (Edinburgh): 1–12 September 2014

Semester 4
Block seminar (Finland): 2–13 February 2015
Concluding event (place to be confirmed): 9–10 April 2015

Semester 5
Registration for MA dissertation: 15 May 2015
Deadline for MA dissertation: 2 October 2015
Colloquium: Mid-November 2015
Course completed by December 2015

Graduation
Heriot-Watt University: June 2016

Course content

   Detailed course guide

The programme focuses on three main areas:

  1. international skills and interpreting in international settings
  2. management and development of the profession
  3. doing research
Sem 1 Sem 2 Sem 3 Sem 4 Sem 5
Similarity and diversity in European sign languages Introducing International Sign Translating between English and International Sign Interpreting between English and International Sign Thesis
Similarity and diversity in European Deaf communities Interpreting and Translation Studies Developing the profession Research methods: Sign language interpreting and translation as profession & performance  
Personal development and academic skills        

For more information on individual modules please visit the EUMASLI website