Masters | Postgraduate Course - Translation Studies MA Course Details within University of Exeter

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2018/19 UK/EU: £7,995 full-time; £3,995 part-time International: £16,995 full-time
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Translation Studies MA

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MA Full time 1 year Part time 2 years

Our MA in Translation Studies at Exeter provides not only a rigorous foundation in the academic field of Translation Studies, but also excellent professional training for careers in the language services industry.

Exeter’s research culture in Translation Studies is both intensive and stimulating, offering students from around the globe the opportunity to study at a first-class research university. The MA in Translation Studies enjoys extraordinary instructional breadth, including not only a full-time dedicated core of academic staff in Translation Studies, but also nationally-recognised language services professionals and translation experts who serve as guest lecturers and mentors. We provide first-rate postgraduate facilities dedicated to our MA Translation Studies students, comprising of common study areas and fully-equipped computer work stations with Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) tools.

This MA is ideal for professional translators wishing to gain a recognised qualification, for linguists and language graduates seeking professional training for a career in the language services industry, and for graduates needing specialist language skills for industries such as teaching, international business and management and the media.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • SMLM150 Translation Theory  30 
  • SMLM151 Practice of Translation  30 
  • SMLM145 Translation Dissertation  60 

Optional modules

  • SMLM152 Specialist Translation I  15 
  • SMLM153 The Translation Profession  15 
  • SMLM154 Translation Work Placement/Project  15 
  • SMLM156 Translation as Literary and Creative Practice  15 
  • SMLM158 Translation as Cultural and Intermedia Practice  15 

Entry Requirements

A first degree, equivalent to a UK 2.1 Honours degree, in English, Linguistics, Translation, or a similar subject. Exceptions may be made if you are already working within the translation industry. Chinese must be your mother tongue, or you must be able to demonstrate a native-equivalent knowledge of Chinese, in addition to a clear interest in translation theory and practice.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

Our graduates have become freelance translators with their own businesses; they have found employment as in-house translators and project managers in translation companies as well as in international businesses; they have also entered other language-related professions, including publishing, journalism, public relations or language teaching. In addition, they have chosen to pursue further advanced study in doctoral programmes.