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Translation Studies

University of Glasgow

Master
12 months
Duration
18370 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
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About

The MSc in Translation Studies from University of Glasgow caters to the increasing need for highly skilled and specialist translators across a wide range of industries and settings.

Overview

The Translation Studies programme from University of Glasgow 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.

    Why This Programme

  • The programme 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.
  • The MSc is highly flexible and offers the opportunity to tailor the programme to your specialist interests or skills.
  • The 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 the 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.

Career

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Translation Studies in Theory and Practice
  • Approaches to Translation and the Professional Environment
  • Advanced Translation and Language Study (translation between English and at least one other language)
  • Marketing and Translation across Media
  • Literary Translation Studies
  • Subtitling Film and TV

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits
  • MSc: 180
  • PgDip: 120
  • PgCert: 60 

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
109
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5

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 as described below. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18370 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18370 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

MSc 

  • Home/EU PartTime: £944 per 20 credits

PgDip

 Home/EU 

  • FullTime: £5667

International

  • FullTime:  £12247

PgCert

Home/EU

  • FullTime: £2833

International

  • FullTime: £6123

Funding

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