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Translation in Practice

The Open University UK

9 months
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About

This Translation in Practice module from The Open University UK aims to consolidate your understanding of translation theories studied previously by applying them to the practical task of translating. 

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Overview

You can choose to study French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese or Modern Standard Arabic, in combination with English. You’ll engage in professional and collaborative translation, peer review, quality control, and specialised translation. You’ll use and evaluate the latest cloud-based translation technologies, including translation memories, machine translation and term bases, and undertake a range of complex translation tasks to and from your main language and English. Translation professionals will contribute to the module, and you’ll put their advice into practice when engaging in authentic tasks, for example, audiovisual translation and volunteering with open translation communities.

Vocational relevance

This Translation in Practice  module from The Open University UK  can be taken as part of the MA in Translation (F79) which provides an academic qualification for those intending to become, or who already are, professional translators.

Programme Structure

What you will study

  • This module aims to consolidate your understanding of the translation theories and concepts studied previously by applying them to the practical task of translating. You will engage with a variety of professional aspects of translation, such as analysis of text and brief; text, task and genre conventions; peer review, team working and collaborative translation; revision and quality assurance mechanisms; and features of specialised translation.
  • Through various activities and exercises, you will use and evaluate the latest cloud-based translation technologies, and manage a wide range of complex translation tasks to and from your main language and English with online tools and packages, such as translation memory software, machine translation and term bases. 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

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
  • Successful completion of L801 or equivalent prior experience3
  • Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum score of 7 under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Tuition Fee

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Funding

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