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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Translation

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Programme overview

This is a distance-learning master's programme for aspiring or practising translators. It is suitable for graduates in any discipline offering one or more of the following languages in addition to English: Czech, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish. Translation on the programme is predominantly into English. The MA combines language-specific practice with training in translation theory and translation technologies.

You will study interactively, as part of an online group led by a tutor. The programme is taught entirely online and you are not required to come to campus. Our library has an excellent stock of e-books and e-journals on translation. However, you are just as much a member of the University as any other student and we would be delighted to welcome you to Bristol if you wanted to visit. We organise a programme of talks and seminars each year.

Online group discussion means that we have a very lively and supportive learning community. If you need help on a one-to-one basis, tutors can support you in a number of different ways, for example using Skype, phone or email.

The University has close links with professional associations and helps students to take advantage of internships in the EU and the UK where possible.

Students will also achieve PgDip exit awards during this course.

Careers

Students who complete the MA in Translation most commonly go into careers as freelance or in-house translators, editors or project managers. Some students who complete the programme continue to doctoral study.

Different course options

Distance without attendance | Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom | 3 years | JAN

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

3 years

Start date

JAN

Modules

All MA students are expected to undertake a dissertation as the culmination of the programme of study. The dissertation provides a structured and supervised opportunity for MA students to pursue independently an agreed topic of interest with reference to and emerging from their previous studies and to produce an appropriately advanced piece of research. The dissertation involves devising a realisable topic, which has the potential to contribute to knowledge of the subject. After a conducting a survey of literature and other relevant materials, appropriate methodologies will be devised in order to explore a research problem. It would normally be expected that this topic would arise from work already undertaken on the programme, creating an opportunity to explore a specialist area in more detail.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant language (Czech, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish), or any other subject, provided the language(s) qualifications of study are equivalent to a minimum score of C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.