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SOAS University of London

12 months
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22500 GBP/year
11520 GBP/year
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About

The MA Translation at SOAS University of London combines training of practical translation skills and/or cultural mediation with teaching of translation theories and methods. 

Overview

The MA Translation at SOAS University of London is unique in terms of the range of Asian/African language and cultural specializations. The practical translation modules are optional, students who prefer to concentrate on cultural translation, cultural mediation, or translation theory are also welcome. 

Education

The aim of the programme is to enhance students' methodological and practical skills in translation, preparing them for the professional market as (freelance) translators, other language professionals, or cultural mediators, while providing an intellectual perspective on the discipline of translation studies, which could be the foundation for further MPhil/PhD research. 

Students have access to a wealth of resources for the study and practice of translation available in the SOAS Library and nearby institutions such as the University of London Library, the UCL Library, the British Library, as well as the BBC World Service and many others.

Drawing on the expertise of highly qualified teachers and researchers at SOAS, the programme offers a range of languages to work with, including

  • Arabic 
  • Chinese, 
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Swahili 
  • Turkish

Employment

The graduates find employment both in the United Kingdom and around the world. They will work with:

  • Translation agencies
  • Multinational companies
  • International organizations
  • Education institutions

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Translation Studies and Methodology
  • Translation Theory
  • Practical Translation: East Asian Languages into English
  • Practical Translation: English into East Asian Languages
  • Concepts and Practice of Subtitling
  • Critical Thinking in Translation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100

Credits

180 alternative credits

120 from taught modules, 60 of which are a dissertation

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We will consider all applications with 2:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.
  • Candidates with "non-standard" qualifications are usually invited to interview.
  • If an applicant does not have a bachelors degree in an appropriate field s/he may be required to complete a qualifying year or a one year diploma before entering the masters programme. 
  • Relevant work experience may also be taken into consideration. Individual courses may have specific entry requirements, so you are advised to consult the postgraduate prospectus for further information.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    11520 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11520 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time 2 Years

  • UK: £5,760/year
  • Overseas: £11,250/year
Part-time 3 Years
  • UK: £3,840/year
  • Overseas: £7,500/year

Part-time 4 Years (intensive language only)

  • UK: £5,760/year
  • Overseas: £11,250/year

Funding

  • Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship
  • SOAS Master's Scholarships
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship – The Americas 2020-21
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship – Pakistan
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship – Middle East and North Africa
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship – Japan and South Korea
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship – India
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship – Europe
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship – East Asia
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship - Sub-Saharan Africa

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