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MA Conference Interpreting

 

DEPARTMENTS OF FRENCH

(SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES)

 

ADMISSION INTO THE MASTER OF ARTS (M.A) PROGRAMME IN CONFERENCE INTERPRETING

2021/2022 ACADEMIC YEAR

 

I. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • A good first degree, at least Second Class Lower (in any subject) or its equivalent.
  • Proficiency in all working languages, and in the A language in particular.
  • In addition, applicants will take an aptitude test, and will be interviewed.

Nature of Programme and Duration

The Master of Arts Programme in Conference Interpreting is a two-year programme spanning four semesters.

 

II. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS                        

In addition to the above Entry Requirements, candidates should take note of the following Language Requirements:

 

The active languages offered on the programme are English and French. Candidates may present other working languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic). The applicant shall have:

 

EITHER

Language Combination Option I

a. one language A – (English or French) This is the first active language - Language of Highest Competence & Intuition into which candidates shall interpret from the language(s) B (and/or C) and

 

b. one language B – English or French. This is the Second active language - Language of High Competence into which they shall interpret from the language A. Applicants should have spent at least one year in a country in which language B is widely spoken;

 

OR

Language Combination option II

c. one language A (Active language - Language of Highest Competence & Intuition) into which they shall interpret from the languages C and

 

d. two languages C – Spanish, Portuguese, German, Etc. (Passive Languages – Languages of good level of proficiency) from which they shall interpret into the language A.

 

Evaluation of Applications:

Candidates who meet the above requirements may submit, in addition to the filled Application Form:

• A detailed CV;                               

• An application letter stating reasons for applying for the programme and indicating their languages

   A, B and/or C.

  • Transcripts and certificate of undergraduate study (translated into English if original language is not English)
  • 3 Recommendation letters (Referee reports)

 

Applications that are lacking one of these will be rejected.

 

For candidates with combination A and B, Preference will be given to applicants who meet two of the following criteria:

 

• have spent a considerable period of time in a country of their language B (several years)

• have daily contact with their language B (bilingual family, constant use at workplace)

• have a degree in their language B

 

This will be taken into consideration in assessing the acceptability of the application submitted.

 

III. COMPETITIVE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION & INTERVIEW    

The Competitive Entrance Examination & Interview will take place in JULY 2021. This will either be held virtually or be in person.

Candidates will:

(a) Sit for a written test;

(b) be interviewed on their general background and general knowledge based on questions drawn up by the selection committee;

 

IV. HOW TO APPLY

 

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS

GHANAIAN APPLICANTS

University of Ghana application e-voucher can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢ 200.00 via USSD Payment or at the following banks: Access BankZenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, GCB Bank, Unibank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank, First Atlantic Bank and Fidelity Bank. Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the voucher when completing the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.

Applicants who did not graduate from the University of Ghana must submit the following documents online (Scan and Attach):

  • Bachelors’ Degree Certificate and Transcript
  • Three referees’ reports are required (provide the details of the referees online)
  • PhD applicants should attach their Research Proposals to the application (Not more than Four pages)
  • Scan and upload a Gazette/Marriage certificate where name has changed

The official transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application.

NOTE THAT NO APPLICATION WILL BE PROCESSED WITHOUT THE CERTIFICATE/OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT OR GAZETTE/MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE WHERE NAME HAS CHANGED. The originals will be required during interviews.

All applicants who graduated from the University of Ghana from 1996 to date should indicate their ‘STUDENT IDENTITY NUMBERS’ on their forms before submission.

 

N.B. Kindly write your serial number as it appears on the e-voucher on all the above documents before submitting them. The name of the programme being applied for and your telephone number should also be written on all the documents.

 

2. INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD

 

This category of applicants should use the following links to access the online application form for completion and submission:

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00. This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the UNIVERSITY OF GHANA ECOBANK ACCOUNT.

Details of the Account are:

All foreign students should make their payments as follows:

  • Account Name: University of Ghana Fees Collection (FOREX) – For payments in Ghana
  • Account Name: University of Ghana Fees Collection (FOREIGN) – For payments outside Ghana
    Account No.: 0161094409780403; Swift Code: ECOCGHAC

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates and transcripts should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission. The transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

                                  

APPLICATION  FEES

Cost of E-voucher

 

Ghanaians

GH¢ 200.00

International Applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad

US$110.00

 

All further enquiries should be sent to the addresses below:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

The School Administrator
School of Graduate Studies
University of Ghana
Legon.
0303966098, 0545462159, 0570231039

E-mail: sgs@ug.edu.gh

ALL APPLICANTS MUST ENSURE THAT THEIR ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ARE CORRECTLY FILLED AND RECEIPT ACKNOWLEDGED ON SUBMISSION. ENSURE THAT CORRECT ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED.YOU MUST ALSO PRINT AND KEEP A COPY OF THE APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED ONLINE. THIS WOULD BE NEEDED DURING REGISTRATION IF ADMITTED.

KINDLY NOTE THE FOLLOWING DEADLINE AND ADHERE TO IT STRICTLY

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF THE ON-LINE APPLICATION FOR ALL PROGRAMMES IS JUNE 30, 2021.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please contact the Head, Department of French on +233 248638903 or by email: schachu@ug.edu.gh copy to french@ug.edu.gh.

DEPARTMENTS OF FRENCH

(SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES)

 

ADMISSION INTO THE MASTER OF ARTS (M.A) PROGRAMME IN CONFERENCE INTERPRETING

2021/2022 ACADEMIC YEAR

 

I. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • A good first degree, at least Second Class Lower (in any subject) or its equivalent.
  • Proficiency in all working languages, and in the A language in particular.
  • In addition, applicants will take an aptitude test, and will be interviewed.

Nature of Programme and Duration

The Master of Arts Programme in Conference Interpreting is a two-year programme spanning four semesters.

 

II. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS                        

In addition to the above Entry Requirements, candidates should take note of the following Language Requirements:

 

The active languages offered on the programme are English and French. Candidates may present other working languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic). The applicant shall have:

 

EITHER

Language Combination Option I

a. one language A – (English or French) This is the first active language - Language of Highest Competence & Intuition into which candidates shall interpret from the language(s) B (and/or C) and

 

b. one language B – English or French. This is the Second active language - Language of High Competence into which they shall interpret from the language A. Applicants should have spent at least one year in a country in which language B is widely spoken;

 

OR

Language Combination option II

c. one language A (Active language - Language of Highest Competence & Intuition) into which they shall interpret from the languages C and

 

d. two languages C – Spanish, Portuguese, German, Etc. (Passive Languages – Languages of good level of proficiency) from which they shall interpret into the language A.

 

Evaluation of Applications:

Candidates who meet the above requirements may submit, in addition to the filled Application Form:

• A detailed CV;                               

• An application letter stating reasons for applying for the programme and indicating their languages

   A, B and/or C.

  • Transcripts and certificate of undergraduate study (translated into English if original language is not English)
  • 3 Recommendation letters (Referee reports)

 

Applications that are lacking one of these will be rejected.

 

For candidates with combination A and B, Preference will be given to applicants who meet two of the following criteria:

 

• have spent a considerable period of time in a country of their language B (several years)

• have daily contact with their language B (bilingual family, constant use at workplace)

• have a degree in their language B

 

This will be taken into consideration in assessing the acceptability of the application submitted.

 

III. COMPETITIVE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION & INTERVIEW    

The Competitive Entrance Examination & Interview will take place in JULY 2021. This will either be held virtually or be in person.

Candidates will:

(a) Sit for a written test;

(b) be interviewed on their general background and general knowledge based on questions drawn up by the selection committee;

 

IV. HOW TO APPLY

 

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS

GHANAIAN APPLICANTS

University of Ghana application e-voucher can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢ 200.00 via USSD Payment or at the following banks: Access BankZenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, GCB Bank, Unibank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank, First Atlantic Bank and Fidelity Bank. Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the voucher when completing the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.

Applicants who did not graduate from the University of Ghana must submit the following documents online (Scan and Attach):

  • Bachelors’ Degree Certificate and Transcript
  • Three referees’ reports are required (provide the details of the referees online)
  • PhD applicants should attach their Research Proposals to the application (Not more than Four pages)
  • Scan and upload a Gazette/Marriage certificate where name has changed

The official transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application.

NOTE THAT NO APPLICATION WILL BE PROCESSED WITHOUT THE CERTIFICATE/OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT OR GAZETTE/MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE WHERE NAME HAS CHANGED. The originals will be required during interviews.

All applicants who graduated from the University of Ghana from 1996 to date should indicate their ‘STUDENT IDENTITY NUMBERS’ on their forms before submission.

 

N.B. Kindly write your serial number as it appears on the e-voucher on all the above documents before submitting them. The name of the programme being applied for and your telephone number should also be written on all the documents.

 

2. INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD

 

This category of applicants should use the following links to access the online application form for completion and submission:

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00. This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the UNIVERSITY OF GHANA ECOBANK ACCOUNT.

Details of the Account are:

All foreign students should make their payments as follows:

  • Account Name: University of Ghana Fees Collection (FOREX) – For payments in Ghana
  • Account Name: University of Ghana Fees Collection (FOREIGN) – For payments outside Ghana
    Account No.: 0161094409780403; Swift Code: ECOCGHAC

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates and transcripts should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission. The transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

                                  

APPLICATION  FEES

Cost of E-voucher

 

Ghanaians

GH¢ 200.00

International Applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad

US$110.00

 

All further enquiries should be sent to the addresses below:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

The School Administrator
School of Graduate Studies
University of Ghana
Legon.
0303966098, 0545462159, 0570231039

E-mail: sgs@ug.edu.gh

ALL APPLICANTS MUST ENSURE THAT THEIR ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ARE CORRECTLY FILLED AND RECEIPT ACKNOWLEDGED ON SUBMISSION. ENSURE THAT CORRECT ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED.YOU MUST ALSO PRINT AND KEEP A COPY OF THE APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED ONLINE. THIS WOULD BE NEEDED DURING REGISTRATION IF ADMITTED.

KINDLY NOTE THE FOLLOWING DEADLINE AND ADHERE TO IT STRICTLY

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF THE ON-LINE APPLICATION FOR ALL PROGRAMMES IS JUNE 30, 2021.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please contact the Head, Department of French on +233 248638903 or by email: schachu@ug.edu.gh copy to french@ug.edu.gh.