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Full time | University of East Anglia UEA | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

25-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Translation

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

What do Karl Ove Knausgård, Valeria Luiselli and Clarice Lispector have in common with Jo Nesbø, Georg Trakl and Yoko Tawada? They’ve all been translated into English by graduates from the MA Literary Translation at UEA!

On this course, you’ll focus exclusively on literary translation, combining translation practice with translation theory. You’ll gain the academic qualification needed for a career as a professional translator, as well as laying the foundation for further academic research.

We have been training literary translators for nearly 30 years. Our students have gone on to become award-winning translators, writers, editors and academics.

The course is supported by the British Centre for Literary Translation (BCLT).

On this course, you’ll combine a strong practical focus with serious reflection on stylistic, cultural and theoretical questions.

At its heart is a lively programme of literary translation workshops taught by leading practitioners in the field.

Many of our students go on to become published translators, while others work in publishing or the media. Alternatively, the MA Literary Translation will provide you with a very good basis for PhD study, should you choose to take your studies further. You’ll also benefit from our annual programme of readings, visits and residencies from writers and translators.

Throughout the course, you’ll have the chance to build your understanding of the professional aspects of translation. In the three main modules that make up the course – and in special workshops with professional translators as well as in the British Centre for Literary Translation Summer School – you will have plenty of opportunities to network and learn more about what being a translator involves.

You may also have the opportunity to join the editing team for our journal, Norwich Papers, or be asked to contribute a translation to our anthology.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

19,800

Entry requirements

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent Literature or Related Subject Preferred ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A sample of your academic writing (for example an essay from your undergraduate degree) of approximately 2000-3000 words; plus a translation of a short story, poem or literary text with the source text of no more than 5 pages, to be submitted with your application.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a research-driven university located in Norwich, with an international reputation for excellence and over 15,000 students comprising a diverse community representing over 80 countries worldwide. Around 25% of students are postgraduates. The university is part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest research communities in Europe, conducting pioneering work into some of the most progressive current...more

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