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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Translation

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Translation Studies MA covers both professional and academic training. Translation Studies is an academically focused pathway. It provides you with substantial theoretical knowledge to develop an interest in the field of translating and/or interpreting as a topic of academic study and research.

This course uses English and Chinese as working languages.

This course has two stages lasting one year each. You can either:

join the course at Stage 1 and follow the two-year course
or join at Stage 2 and follow the one-year course. This depends on your previous qualifications and experience.

If you join at Stage 1, you take compulsory modules that typically include:

translating
simultaneous interpreting
consecutive interpreting
sight translation exercise
information technology for translators and interpreters
translation studies

This is followed by another year of specialised study in Stage 2. If you meet the entry requirements, you can start the course at Stage 2.

In Stage 2 you can follow on of four pathways:

Interpreting
Translating and Interpreting
Translating
Translation Studies (this pathway)

In Stage 2 you take compulsory modules and optional modules. You also complete either a dissertation or a translating/interpreting project.

Depending on different focuses, you take further optional modules that cover:

a sight translation exercise
bi-lateral interpreting
English-Chinese subtitle translation
literary translation.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

This module aims for students to: understand the main factors involved in communication across two languages; gain a broad knowledge of the key theoretical and practical issues involved in translation (especially written translation); use this knowledge to reflect critically on their practical translation experience and learn key academic-writing and reading skills for UK post-graduate education.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Stage one entry 2:1 honours degree OR a degree with a minimum average of 75% (or GPA 2.75) on your transcript. Stage two entry (advanced) 2:1 honours degree OR a degree with a minimum average of 80% (or GPA 3.0) on your transcript.