12 months
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19200 GBP/year
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About

The Translation Studies programme from Newcastle University covers both professional and academic training. Translation Studies is an academically focused pathway. It provides you with substantial theoretical knowledge to develop an interest in the field of translating and/or interpreting as a topic of academic study and research.

Overview

This course uses English and Chinese as working languages.

This Translation Studies programme from Newcastle University  has two stages lasting one year each. You can either:

  • join the course at Stage 1 and follow the two-year course
  • or join at Stage 2 and follow the one-year course. This depends on your previous qualifications and experience.

If you join at Stage 1, you take compulsory modules that typically include:

  • translating
  • simultaneous interpreting
  • consecutive interpreting
  • sight translation exercise
  • information technology for translators and interpreters
  • translation studies

This is followed by another year of specialised study in Stage 2. If you meet the entry requirements, you can start the course at Stage 2.

In Stage 2 you can follow on of four pathways:

  • Interpreting
  • Translating and Interpreting
  • Translating
  • Translation Studies (this pathway)

In Stage 2 you take compulsory modules and optional modules. You also complete either a dissertation or a translating/interpreting project.

Depending on different focuses, you take further optional modules that cover:

  • a sight translation exercise
  • bi-lateral interpreting
  • English-Chinese subtitle translation
  • literary translation

Assessment

Assessment is by:

  • examination
  • practical assessments
  • class/seminar presentations
  • essays or assignments
  • other submitted work (including a dissertation or project).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Translating 
  • Simultaneous Interpreting 
  • Sight Translation Exercise
  • Consecutive Interpreting 
  • Information Technology for Translators and Interpreters
  • Translation Studies 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 honours degree

OR

  • a degree with a minimum average of 75% (or GPA 2.75) on your transcript.

Native English speaking applicants to have good degree-level knowledge of Chinese. When applying, please enclose any evidence you may have to support your second language proficiency qualification. We will also consider your application if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and at least two years' full-time experience as a translator or an interpreter.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9600 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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