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Translation Studies

Dublin City University

12 months
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15000 EUR/year
6750 EUR/year
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About

The MA in Translation Studies at Dublin City University is a one-year, full-time or a two year part-time (daytime classes) programme which provides advanced linguistic and technical training, leading to a postgraduate qualification in Translation Studies.

Overview

Dublin City University is the only Irish university offering a comprehensive postgraduate programme in Translation Studies, with a wide range of modules including Translation Technology, Audiovisual Translation, Translation as a Profession, Research Methodologies, Translation Theory, Simulated Translation Bureau. Students take Translation Practice modules in one or two of French, German, Irish, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese. Translation is into English except for students taking Irish who work into Irish.

The MA in Translation Studies at DCU is a member of the European Masters in Translation (EMT) Network established by the Directorate-General for Translation at the European Commission. This has established the MA programme as one of the most prestigious in Europe. DCU is the only University on the island of Ireland to host programmes admitted to the EMT.

Lecturers on the MA in Translation Studies at Dublin City University are internationally recognised scholars in the field of Translation Studies, many of whom have extensive connections with the translation profession and the translation industry.

Careers

The technology and translation skills taught on this course are an essential part of practising as a translator, and they improve employability, both within large organisations and as a freelance translator

Many graduates from the MA in Translation Studies become professional translators, working on a freelance basis for agencies or in the translation departments of large companies.

Graduates may also be eligible for the competitive examinations leading to employment in the Translation Divisions of the Institutions of the European Union or other international organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Translation Technology

  • Translation Theory

  • Computerised Terminology

  • Research Methodologies

  • French Economic Translation

  • Specialised Translation: Technical (French)

  • French General Translation

  • German Economic Translation

  • German Scientific / Technical Translation

  • German General Translation

  • Japanese Economic Translation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree at the level of an Irish or UK Honours undergraduate degree (H2.2 or above) or equivalent,

OR

  • Applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may also be considered. This includes discipline-specific knowledge and know-how; transferable skills; basic research competency; personal effectiveness.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6750 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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