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Translation Studies (Distance Learning) (2 Year)

University of Portsmouth

24 months
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About

If you're a language graduate or practising translator, you can take your skills to postgraduate level with this MA Translation Studies degree course. This is a flexible course, that you can choose to study full-time, part-time or through distance learning.

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Overview

Overview

On this course, you'll learn translation skills and get the technological and theoretical knowledge you'll need for a successful career. You can study around your existing professional and personal commitments by choosing between full-time, part-time, campus-based and distance learning options.

The flexible nature of this course means that you can work towards one of the following exit awards, depending on the number of credits and length of your study:

  • MA in Translation Studies (180 credits)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies (120) credits
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Translation Studies (60) credits

When you graduate, you'll be qualified to work as a translator in the UK or abroad, or to pursue further studies, such as a PhD.

What you’ll experience

  • Specialise in translation between English and your choice of language, from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian or Spanish
  • Learn the basics of staff, agency and freelance translation work
  • Choose from topics including Translation Technologies and Subtitling, Technical Communication and Intercultural Communication
  • Learn through a combination of workshops (either on campus or via distance learning), tutorials and virtual learning, including email, Skype and telephone communication with tutors
  • Combine practice and theory to get you ready for the workplace
  • Get the chance to complete a work placement report (or confirmation of prior learning) through the Professional Portfolio option
  • Graduate with a professional qualification

Work experience and career planning

Career options when you graduate include:

  • Translation project management
  • Translation
  • Freelance Translation
  • Editing
  • Copywriting
  • Further research

Other graduates have continued their studies to PhD level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies and build your portfolio.

We'll also be available to help, advise and support you for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Teaching and programme assessment 

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • 1 to 1 tutorials
  • online learning materials
  • blended learning

You’ll be assessed through:

  • translations
  • essays
  • projects

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation/Major Project
  • Critical approaches to specialised translation
  • Intercultural communication
  • Professional aspects of translation
  • Professional portfolio
  • Technical communication
  • Translation project
  • Translation technologies

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Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

Start date:

  • September 2022
  • January 2023

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A minimum of a second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. Applicants whose main language is English require advanced knowledge of at least one other language (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian or Spanish). Applicants may be subject to assessment if their language competency is not evidenced by their qualifications/application.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

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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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