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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Translation

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

If you want to get ahead in business, international relationships, enterprise and other areas this programme will provide you with professionally accredited additional skills and knowledge to allow you to translate and tailor your linguistic needs to your career aspirations. Languages on offer are: Arabic, French, Gaelic, German, Irish, Mandarin, Spanish and Welsh with other languages available on demand. You study language, methods in translation, editing and proofing, intercultural communications, additional language translation, literary translation, technology, professional skills and interpreting.

  • The degree is accredited by EGPS and the Institute of Translation and Interpreting and you benefit from understanding the practical aspects of entering employment after graduation. You learn to translate, proof read and edit and use technology to support the process.
  • The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture is internationally recognised for outstanding research in English and Linguistics. 90% of research was rated world leading and ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014)
  • Linguistics is ranked 3rd in the UK and 1st in Scotland (CUG)
  • 76% of research is rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent. (REF 2014).
  • You can also study for a PgCert in Translation Studies online

Courses can include: Language- Specific Translation Portfolio; Key Concepts and Methods in Translation Studies; Editing, Proofreading and Reviewing for Translators; Language- Specific Translation Portfolio; Intercultural Communication; Additional Language, Specific Translation Portfolio; Additional Language, Specific Translation Portfolio; Literary Translation; Translation Technology; Professional Skills for Translators; Interpreting and your dissertation

You learn the techniques and strategies to translate different texts across legal, business, medical and other subject matter. You develop the ability to engage with texts and your optional courses allow you to specialise in areas which may be specifically relevant to your career goals. You may want to understand and use technologies to interpret, you may want to know more about how to communicate across different cultures, you may want to translate and work specifically in translation related employment areas. The programme is an excellent additional postgraduate qualification if you want to make the most of employment and enterprise internationally as it allows you the confidence to create long term business relationships, grow business connections and support a rich ability to advance your communication globally.

You can work in publishing and editing, as a lecturer, professional translator either in-house or working for yourself, project manager, proof reader, researcher or teacher. You study in the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture. The department offers you research led teaching, the opportunity to attend events in the school and university, join societies and live within a cosmopolitan city which is one of the world’s main energy hubs. There is a range of accommodation, cafes, shops and the stunning glass Sir Duncan Rice library on site to enjoy panoramic views of the city, beach and beyond whilst you study.

The University of Aberdeen and Kings College is the 5th oldest university in the UK. It was founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495. It is “Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others.” Initially aligned to the university models of Paris and Bologna, this progressive vision continues to attract international researchers and academics.

Different course options

Full time | University of Aberdeen | 12 months | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Language - Specific Translation Portfolio - Core
Key Concepts and Methods in Translation Studies - Core
Editing, Proofreading and Reviewing for Translators - Core
Language - Specific Translation Portfolio - Core
Intercultural Communication - Optional
Additional Language - Specific Translation Portfolio - Optional
Literary Translation - Optional
Translation Technology - Optional
Professional Skills for Translators - Optional
Interpreting - Optional
Dissertation in Translation Studies - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good degree at 2.1 or above, or equivalent, in an appropriate discipline.

University information

The University of Aberdeen is 5th oldest university in the UK and 3rd oldest university in Scotland. It was founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495 to provide academic learning across many of the subjects it teaches and researches today. Aberdeen attracts over 3,500 postgraduate students internationally, studying on campus and online. There are 12 schools: Business School Divinity, History and Philosophy Education Language,...more

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