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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Translation

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This qualification is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills as a translator, equipping you to work in the fast-growing translation-services industry. You'll experiment with different genres through practical, inspiring translation activities, and hone your practice through peer review. You'll gain hands-on experience of using tools necessary to operate in this rapidly evolving area (e.g. audiovisual translation or cloud-based translation tools). You'll underpin your work with an understanding of translations theories and debates. You can study French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Chinese – in combination with English.

Key features of the course

  • Choose from French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese or Modern Standard Arabic – in combination with English.
  • Engage in authentic translation tasks and connect with established translation communities to develop useful employability skills.
  • Have the option to undertake a substantial translation or a more traditional academic dissertation.

Career relevance

There is an increasing global demand for translators and language specialists, and this masters degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills to embark on a career as a translator. This is an immensely rewarding profession for those with an interest in languages and communication, and encompasses a wide and growing range of areas, including audio-visual translation, advertising or website localisation, as well as semi-specialised and specialised translation.

If you wish to pursue a career as a translator, be it as an in-house or freelance translator, this masters degree will equip you with necessary professional skills and familiarity with the professional tools needed in this fast-moving field. You will also acquire a raft of highly valued transferable communication and collaborative skills such as peer reviewing and team working, which are useful in a range of occupations in the communications sector.

If you are aiming for an academic career in higher education, this qualification will provide a route towards the higher level research qualification (PhD or EdD), essential for such a career. A Masters degree can help to enhance your career prospects as a teacher in secondary, further and higher education.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

2 years

Start date

OCT-20

Modules

You'll undertake an extended annotated translation or a dissertation, drawing on your skills and understanding of translation theory and practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£6,120

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£9,630

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need a UK honours degree (preferably a 2:1 or above) or other recognised equivalent qualification.