Masters in Journalism & Media

Translation & Interpreting

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Translation and interpreting involves converting the meaning of written or spoken content from one language to another. While translation deals with written materials, interpreting refers to oral translation or through sign language. Professionals in the field have advanced knowledge of the languages used, but they also need to understand properly the subject matter of the translation.

Translators work with various documents including literary texts, web copy, reports, legal papers, instructional guides, brochures and more. Interpreters facilitate communication in different contexts such as international conferences and events, business meetings, video seminars, or criminal justice proceedings.

Interpreting and translation relates to disciplines such as language studies, linguistics, comparative literature and cultural studies. Professionals often have to work with other diverse areas, depending on the subject area of the material they are required to translate or interpret.

Universities usually offer a study programmes focusing on one central language paired with English. There are also various specialisations within the field including literary translation, conference and community interpreting, intercultural service in healthcare, multilingual organisational communication or interpreting and translation for international business.

Example roles for future translators and interpreters include editors and proof-writers, language analysts, and also translators and interpreters in specific fields such as business, law, medicine or public services.

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Master Translation Studies (Distance Learning)

The Translation Studies (Distance Learning) programme offered by the University of Birmingham is designed to improve your translation skills, introduce you to a range of translation technologies and familiarise you with the professional contexts in which translators work.

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Master Interpreting and Translation

In any dialogue between speakers of different languages, interpreters and translators are the essential link for effective communication. They are the highly prized frontline of international business and tourism, international diplomacy, and crosscultural community, health and legal work. 

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Master Translation

This Master in Translation from Polytechnic Institute of Bragança comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional specialized skills in the study areas of Translation Studies; Foreign Languages; Information and Communication Technologies.

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M.A. Translation Studies

The MA in Translation Studies at Hamad bin Khalifa University is a two-year program designed to train highly skilled translators in the areas of business and commerce, science and technology, literary translation, and translation of media texts, as well as translation for international organizations.

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