Translation and Professional Practice, M.A.

Translation and Professional Practice, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
This course will introduce you to techniques and technology that will significantly develop your own personal translation skills to competently deliver professional literary, technical, and audio-visual translation. Our hands-on training includes working with native speakers of your chosen language and becoming familiar with the latest technologies used by professionals in their everyday work.

About

Do you want to equip yourself with all the technology and strategies you need to become a fully-fledged professional translator?

Our hands-on training includes working with native speakers of your chosen language and becoming familiar with the latest technologies used by professionals in their everyday work. You'll also learn aspects of the business side of the translation profession to actively access the translation industry.

Our course is offered with the combination of English and one of Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. You can be a native or near-native speaker of any of these languages, as you learn to translate to and from both languages. You work with native speakers in developing your ability to move accurately and quickly between your chosen language and English.

Specialist facilities
  • 24-hour self-access to our translation lab dedicated to translation students
  • Use specialist software such as SDL Trados Studio 2015, (in preparation of Trados Certification) MemoQ, Memosource and machine translation for technical translation, WinCaps Qu4ntum for Subtitling.
  • Use our professional recording studios to video record interpreting mock and real test.
  • Weekly multilingual interpreting conferences, field trips and workshops led by internationally renowned experts from the industry
  • Our Languages for All programme offers you the opportunity to study an additional language alongside your course at no extra cost
Your future

The exponential growth of the translation industry and high demand for highly qualified translators and post-editors make it an ideal time to study translation. Our course will enable you to become fully fledged translators (including audio-visual translation), post-editors and proof-readers with a good knowledge of the business aspect of this art.

Programme Structure

  • Principles of Translation and Interpreting
  • Translation Portfolio I (Italian) (optional)
  • Audiovisual Translation
  • Technologies of Translation
  • Translation Portfolio II (Italian) (optional)
  • Technologies of Translation II and Post Editing
  • Subtitling: Principles and Practice
  • Intercultural Communication: communicating across languages and cultures
  • Dissertation

                Lecturers

                Our lecturers are skilled interpreters and translators, experienced in training students with the necessary skills for professional practice. We maintain excellent student-staff ratios with capped language-specific seminars.

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity

                  You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                  Full-time
                  • Full-time duration 12 months
                  Part-time
                  • Average part-time duration 24 months
                • Languages
                  • Partially taught in English
                  • Partially taught in Arabic
                  • Partially taught in French
                  • Partially taught in German
                  • Partially taught in Italian
                  • Partially taught in Portuguese
                  • Partially taught in Spanish
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus

                English Language Requirements

                You need the following IELTS score:

                • Minimum required score:

                  6.5

                  The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                Academic Requirements

                Native English Speakers

                • an overall grade of 2:2 and above, or equivalent, in French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish.

                Native French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish Speakers

                • a 2:2 degree, or equivalent, which includes English as a major component. If you have a joint honours degree (eg. Business Studies with English), your performance in the English component must be of a good standard.

                Non-native speakers

                • a near native speaker competence in English (level C1-C2) or applicants should have completed their higher education studies in an English speaking country and have an overall grade of 2:1 and above, or equivalent, in French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish.

                Tuition Fee

                • International Applies to you

                  16225 GBP/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 16225 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                • National Applies to you

                  7560 GBP/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 7560 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                Living costs for Colchester

                • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
                  Living Costs

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

                Funding

                Our £5,000 Latin American Scholarship is available for this course, if you're from Latin American or the Caribbean.

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