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Translation and Professional Practice, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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The Translation and Professional Practice course offered by the University of Essex 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.

About

The Translation and Professional Practice course offered by the University of Essex 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.

This course gives you the tools to confidently deal with the translation specific genres like journalistic, promotional, medical- scientific, academic, technical and literary.

Areas of special study include:

  • Principles of Translation
  • Technologies of Translation I &II and Post editing
  • Audio visual translation
  • Subtitling
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Translation Portfolios

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

Courses included:

  • Principles of Translation and Interpreting
  • Translation Portfolio I (Italian)
  • Audiovisual Translation
  • Technologies of Translation
  • Translation Portfolio II (Italian)
  • Technologies of Translation II and Post Editing
  • Subtitling: Principles and Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There is no deadline for applications. For students requiring a Tier 4 visa we advise you to apply by 1 July for a course starting in October
  • 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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • If your first language is English we will consider a 2:2 or above (or international equivalent) in French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish.
  • If your first language is French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish we will consider a 2:2 or above (or international equivalent) which includes English as a major component.
  • Applicants may be required to successfully pass a Translation aptitude test.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17040 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7940 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7940 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.

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