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Full time | Queen's University Belfast | 1 year | SEP

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MA - Master of Arts

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Course Summary


This Masters degree has been designed to:

  • provide students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the discipline of Translation Studies
  • enable students to develop the skills upon which professional translator competence is predicated
  • provide students with opportunities to advance their expertise in their principal non-native language
  • provide students with opportunities for further language-training
  • provide students with appropriate opportunities in professionally-based practice
  • enable students to develop the higher level cognitive and research skills necessary for further study at doctoral level

Career Prospects


Graduates can pursue careers in a range of areas where translation skills are required, eg academic, creative writing, translation and interpreting industry, public policy, business and commerce and journalism.


Theory and Practice of Translation - Core
Business of Translation - Core
Audio-Visual Translation
Specialist Translation: Legal, Scientific and Medical Texts
The Identity of the Translator
Translation and Journalism
Translation in Digital Contexts
Translating for Performance
Meaning, Sense and Translation
Principles of Community Interpreting
Literary Translation

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Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a relevant subject. A 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may be acceptable with relevant professional experience. Applicants with qualifications below 2.2 Honours degree standard may be considered if they can demonstrate a minimum of three years’ relevant professional experience.

Department profile

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast A Community of Scholars We are a busy, multidisciplinary community of learners, dedicated to using the wide range of subjects on the arts and humanities to make a difference in lives locally, nationally and internationally. We are home to some 7600 students and 700 academic and support staff who work in five Schools – Arts, English and Languages, History,...more

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