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Translation Studies

University of Glasgow

12 months
Duration
19350 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
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About

The Translation Studies programme of the University of Glasgow caters to an increasing need for highly skilled and specialist translators across a wide range of industries and settings. It offers ten different advanced languages, and provides an excellent platform to become a professional translator as well as the essential theoretical foundation to progress to research at doctoral level.

Overview

Why this programme

  • The Translation Studies programme of the University of Glasgow balances Translation Studies theory with practical translation work, meaning you will develop both academic and professional skills, preparing you for the translation profession or PhD research in the field.
  • You will study SDL Trados translation software and hence can complete the MSc with SDL Trados certification.
  • We offer translation classes in a wide range of languages including Catalan, Czech, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
  • You will have access to our excellent technical resources and to our well-stocked library with over 10,000 items including the latest books, multimedia, audio and video language learning materials, language databases and resources.
  • Our workshop and seminar series is second to none, with masterclasses from multi-award-winning translators, presentations from world-renowned scholars and discussion forums with newly qualified freelancers, providing you with plenty of opportunities to network with experts in the field.
  • The small classes mean you develop new skills very quickly whilst working closely with Translation Studies and language scholars pursuing cutting-edge research.
  • Within our strong postgraduate community, you will work in a well established international research environment, which supports a wide range of activities including a research seminar series on a range of topics relevant to Translation studies, and an annual postgraduate conference.
  • You are not required to have any advance knowledge of translation studies, as our teaching starts from the basics. You will be introduced to all central concepts and approaches relevant to translation theory and practice during your studies.

Career prospects

Driven by the global economy, the last decade or so has seen a massive growth in demand for expert, specialist translators.  You will develop the skills required to work in the industry as well as essential information about setting up as a freelance translator or working for a translation agency.

You will acquire skills relevant to a variety of careers that may involve translation or require advanced language and communication skills. These include:

  • Marketing and public relations
  • Careers in writing, including publishing, journalism or technical communication
  • Language teaching
  • International commerce
  • Government work
  • The creative industries, including TV, film, theatre

Our graduates work in translation agencies in the UK and overseas, work as freelance translators or for translation software companies. Others have moved into language-related careers in teaching, publishing and global commercial organisations or have decided to study for a PhD.

If you are interestedin pursuing a career in academia, the MSc will provide you with opportunities to study, discuss and analyse the essential theoretical material required as a foundation for research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Translation Studies in Theory and Practice
  • Approaches to Translation and the Professional Environment
  • Advanced Translation and Language Study 
  • Marketing and Translation Across Media
  • Literary Translation Studies
  • Subtitling Film and TV

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

  • Applicants should normally have a 2.1 Honours degree or an equivalent qualification in French, Spanish (Castilian), Russian, Italian, Portuguese, German, Polish, Czech or Catalan or a cognate discipline and be a native speaker of English
  • You should also be able to demonstrate competence in a second language equivalent to European Common Framework C1
  • Alternatively, you can be a native speaker of one of the languages listed above, in which case you should have a 2.1 Honours degree or an equivalent in English or a cognate discipline, and be able to demonstrate a high level of English proficiency
  • Provide a short statement indicating which language you wish to study and if you have a secondary foreign language. If your native language is English, indicate from which language you wish to translate into English
  • Applicants who wish to study translation into Mandarin should be native Mandarin speakers with a 2.1 Honours degree or an equivalent in English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19350 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK Part-time fee: £1,000 per 20 credits
PgDip
  • UK: £6,000 
  • International & EU: £12,900
PgCert
  • UK: £3,000
  • International & EU: £6,450

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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