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MSc PG Dip PG Cert Translation Studies

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    MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part‑time PgDip: 9 months full-time PgCert: 4 months full-time

Course Description

This Masters caters to an increasing need for highly skilled and specialist translators across a wide range of industries and settings. It offers ten different advanced languages, and provides an excellent platform to become a professional translator as well as the essential theoretical foundation to progress to research at doctoral level.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • The programme balances Translation Studies theory with practical translation work, meaning you will develop both academic and professional skills, preparing you for the translation profession or PhD research in the field.
  • You will study leading translation memory software and have the opportunity to become a certified user. You will also have the option to learn how to use subtitling software.
  • We offer translation classes in a wide range of languages including Catalan, Czech, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
  • You will have access to our excellent technical resources and to our well-stocked library with over 10,000 items including the latest books, multimedia, audio and video language learning materials, language databases and resources.
  • Our workshop and seminar series, with masterclasses from multi-award-winning translators, presentations from world-renowned scholars and discussion forums with newly qualified freelancers, providing you with plenty of opportunities to network with experts in the field.
  • The small classes mean you develop new skills very quickly whilst working closely with Translation Studies and language scholars pursuing cutting-edge research.
  • Within our strong postgraduate community, you will work in a well established international research environment, which supports a wide range of activities including a research seminar series on a range of topics relevant to Translation studies, and an annual postgraduate conference.
  • You are not required to have any advance knowledge of translation studies, as our teaching starts from the basics. You will be introduced to all central concepts and approaches relevant to translation theory and practice during your studies.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have a 2.1 Honours degree or an equivalent qualification in French, Spanish (Castilian), Russian, Italian, Portuguese, German, Polish, Czech or Catalan or a cognate discipline and be a native speaker of English. You should also be able to demonstrate competence in a second language equivalent to European Common Framework C1. Alternatively, you can be a native speaker of one of the languages listed above, in which case you should have a 2.1 Honours degree or an equivalent in English or a cognate discipline, and be able to demonstrate a high level of English proficiency as described below. In keeping with established practice in professional contexts, students are normally expected to translate only into their native language.

We also require you to provide a short statement with your application indicating which language you wish to study and whether you have a secondary foreign language. If your native language is English, please indicate from which language or languages you wish to translate into English, and if your native language is one of the other languages offered, please indicate that you would like to translate from English into that language.

Applicants who wish to study translation into Mandarin should be native Mandarin speakers with a 2.1 Honours degree or an equivalent in English.

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Student Destinations

Driven by the global economy, the last decade or so has seen a massive growth in demand for expert, specialist translators. You will develop the skills required to work in the industry as well as essential information about setting up as a freelance translator or working for a translation agency.
You will acquire skills relevant to a variety of careers that may involve translation or require advanced language and communication skills.

These include:
Marketing and public relations
Careers in writing, including publishing, journalism or technical communication
Language teaching
International commerce
Government work
The creative industries, including TV, film, theatre

Our graduates work in translation agencies in the UK and overseas, work as freelance translators or for translation software companies. Others have moved into language-related careers in teaching, publishing and global commercial organisations or have decided to study for a PhD.
If you are interestedin pursuing a career in academia, the MSc will provide you with opportunities to study, discuss and analyse the essential theoretical material required as a foundation for research.

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