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MA Translation and Professional Language Skills – 1 year French and Italian

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    MA 1 year full-time

Course Description

Gain the sought-after skills you need for a career in specialist language work on this practical and respected master’s course.

Our MA Translation and Professional Language Skills course prepares you to work as a professional linguist at a high level.

Throughout the course, you’ll develop the skills required in a number of roles within international organisations and language service providers. You’ll mostly work with the written word to provide translations and specialised language services, such as:

  • editing
  • proofreading
  • précis-writing (a type of summary writing used by the United Nations). This is only available on course pathways that include French, Spanish or Russian

Through your core units, you’ll advance your editing, revision, and proofreading abilities. According to many employers and agencies, they seek these key areas of expertise in people they recruit.

Entry Requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

To apply for this course you should have mother tongue competence in English.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

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Fees

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Student Destinations

Our MA Translation and Professional Languages Skills course is vocational and has an excellent international reputation.

Many of our graduates have gone on to a range of careers in specialist language work. Others have used the transferable skills gained to pursue further study, or careers in teaching, publishing, and design.

Recent graduates have gone on to work for:

  • European Central Bank
  • United Nations
  • GCHQ
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • International Court of Justice
  • Expedia
  • Healthline
  • Wine & Spirit Education Trust

Module Details

Year 1

Semester 1

You’ll choose 10 credits of optional units across Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Compulsory units

  • Editing and revision
  • French to English translation
  • Italian to English translation

Optional units

  • Enterprise skills for linguists
  • Introduction to proofreading
  • Public speaking

Semester 2

You’ll choose 10 credits of optional units across Semester 1 and Semester 2. You can only choose one public service and commercial interpreting unit.

Compulsory units

  • Editing and revision
    Continued
  • French to English translation
    Continued
  • Italian to English translation
    Continued
  • Translation technology
  • Translation theory and practice

Optional units

  • French-English public service and commercial interpreting
  • Italian-English public service and commercial interpreting
  • Précis-writing for the United Nations

Summer

Compulsory units

  • Dissertation or project

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