• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
In this Translation programme from The Open University UK you will experiment with different genres through practical, inspiring translation activities, and hone your practice through peer review.  You'll gain hands-on experience of using tools necessary to operate in this rapidly evolving area (e.g. audiovisual translation or cloud-based translation tools). 

About

This qualification is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills as a translator, equipping you to work in the fast-growing translation-services industry.

You'll underpin your work with an understanding of translations theories and debates. You can study French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Chinese – in combination with English.

Key features of the Translation programme from The Open University UK

  • Choose from French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese or Arabic in combination with English
  • Engage in authentic translation tasks and connect with established translation communities to develop useful employability skills
  • Have the option to undertake a substantial translation or a more traditional academic dissertation

Career relevance

There is an increasing global demand for translators and language specialists, and this masters degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills to embark on a career as a translator. This is an immensely rewarding profession for those with an interest in languages and communication, and encompasses a wide and growing range of areas, including audio-visual translation, advertising or website localisation, as well as semi-specialised and specialised translation.

If you wish to pursue a career as a translator, be it as an in-house translator or freelance, this masters degree will equip you with necessary professional skills and familiarity with the professional tools needed in this fast-moving field. You will also acquire a raft of highly valued transferable communication and collaborative skills such as peer reviewing and team working, which are useful in a range of occupations in the communications sector.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Introduction to translation theory and practice
  • Translation in practice
  • Extended translation project/dissertation  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      2–6 years
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper 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).

General Requirements

  • A UK honours degree (preferably a 2:1 or above) or other recognised equivalent qualification1
  • Proficiency in your first language at Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level C2
  • Proficiency in your second language at CEFR level C12

    Getting a Student Visa

    This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      4464 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8925 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      2748 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5505 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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    Funding

    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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