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Translation Studies (French), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #310 (QS) ,
The MA in Translation Studies provides expert training in the linguistic and intercultural knowledge and communication skills required to become a professional translator. 

About

Drawing on wide-ranging expertise in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, the course currently allows you to focus on translation between one or more of the following languages and English: French, Spanish, Italian, Irish, Portuguese and German.

The MA in Translation Studies provides expert training in the linguistic and intercultural knowledge and communication skills required to become a professional translator. Drawing on wide-ranging expertise in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, the course currently allows you to focus on translation between one or more of the following languages and English: French, Spanish, Italian, Irish, Portuguese and German. Through hands-on practical language classes, the course builds the high-level language competence necessary to work in a broad range of fields, such as business, commerce, publishing, tourism and journalism.

In addition it offers up-to-date training in the research methods and tools used by contemporary translators, providing a comprehensive grounding for further postgraduate research. As well as offering recent language graduates the opportunity to refine professional language skills, the course also caters for practising translators who want specialist knowledge of developments in translation studies, translation technology and language resources.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  French and German
  • French and Italian
  • French and Spanish
  • German and Italian
  • German and Spanish
  • Italian and Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Spanish and Portuguese 
  • French and Irish
  • German and Irish
  • Irish and Italian
  • Irish and Spanish
  • Irish
  • Asian Studies

Lecturers

  • Dr Angela Ryan
  • Dr Daragh O'Connell
  • Dr Rachel MagShamhráinDr Manfred Schewe
  • Dr Helena Buffery
  • Dr Martín Veiga
  • Christine Bremer
  • Margot Spencer
  • Núria Massot
  • Eugenia Bolado
  • Louise Ryan
  • Milouda Louh
  • Sofia da Silva Mendes

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Candidates choosing the Asian Studies stream should normally hold a primary degree with 2.1 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area together with the following practical language qualifications in the language(s) they wish to take as part of the programme: Chinese Language candidates should hold a HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) Level 5 certificate (or certified equivalent); Japanese language candidates should have the Japanese level equivalent to Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2; Korean language candidates should have the Korean level equivalent to TOPIK II (Test of Proficiency in Korean), level 5-6.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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