Postgraduate Diploma in Interpreting Techniques

This programme introduces students to interpreting techniques and equipment in a wide range of Foreign Language services going from Simultaneous (booth) and Whispering Conference Interpreting to Consecutive Interpreting and Sight Translation.

Application Procedure


Applications are invited for the Postgraduate Diploma in Interpreting Techniques at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, for September 2016. Please visit the School for Graduate Studies and Research (SGSR) to complete the online application. The cost per student is $20,000 or USD equivalent.

Interested persons are asked to send a detailed CV along with other required documents before 31 May 2016 to:


Senior Assistant Registrar
Office of Graduate Studies & Research
The University of the West Indies
St Augustine
Trinidad & Tobago


Entry Requirements


A University Degree, preferably including a Major or Minor in one or more foreign languages (English, French and /or Spanish) with a B+ average at Level III or equivalent qualification, preferably students who have lived in a target language country for a period or periods totalling no fewer than 9 months.


Duration of the Programme


The Postgraduate Diploma in Interpreting is a twenty-one (21)-credit programme that runs over a minimum of 26 weeks with different formats (9 compulsory hours (weekly), seminars, practicum, day/evening, etc.).

The Postgraduate Diploma in Interpreting Techniques is composed as follows:

Core Courses (18 credits)
INTE 5000 Computer and Internet Tools for the Interpreter (2 credits)
INTE 5001 Consecutive Interpretation (4 credits)
INTE 5002 Simultaneous Interpretation (12 credits)
INTE 5004 Practicum (Pass/Fail)

Electives (3 credits)

Students must select one of these following courses. Each of these courses is worth 3 credits.


LING 2302 Sociolinguistics or LING 2304 Language Situations in the Modern World
GOVT 3046 International Organisations
ECON 1001 Introduction to Economic 1

Contact M. Eric MAITREJEAN for more information or consult the FHE Postgraduate Handbook.