Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Interpreting, Community Interpreting (in Finnish)

Community interpreters convert spoken communications from one language to another. Graduates from this programme typically work in various interpreting and translating jobs in the public sector, as court or conference interpreters and in international roles.

They can also work as language or culture experts. The programme also includes skills in document translation and terminology work.

The core focus of this programme is on interpreting and translation, the interpreter’s professional profile and professional ethics. In addition to their chosen working languages and associated cultures, students learn about the Finnish society and service systems.

The programme contents focus on the most common work environments, namely education and teaching, social services, health care, immigration, law enforcement and justice.

The learning environment is multicultural, and students work on projects in pairs and groups across language and cultural boundaries. Interpreting students can complete part of their studies abroad at a higher education institution offering interpreting studies in a country of their chosen language.

The offered working languages are: Finnish, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Kurdish (Sorani dialect), Persian, Somali, Urdu or Tigrinya. In each working language pair the other language must be Finnish, and applicants must be fluent in Finnish and one of the listed working languages.

Extent: 210 credit points (ECTS)

We offer this programme currently in Finnish.