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Professional Translation

Swansea University

12 months
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17800 GBP/year
8150 GBP/year
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About

The Professional Translation programme from Swansea University will develop you from an excellent foreign language speaker into a successful professional linguist.

Overview

You will undertake advanced translation work on general, administrative and technical text, and training in industry-standard Computer-Assisted Translation tools.

The first part of the Professional Translation programme from Swansea University includes opportunities to develop specialised skills in public service interpreting, audiovisual translation, machine translation and software localisation, terminology management, video making or digital publishing.

In the translation work experience module you simulate translation companies by working with local translation businesses and delivering on real commissions to professional standards.

In the second part of the degree, you are presenting with a choice of two extended translations, or an academic dissertation, or a 13-week internship at a translation company in the UK or overseas.

Career opportunities

The vocational MA in Professional Translation will significantly enhance your prospects for a career in translation. Over the course of your studies, or your internship, you may make important connections for your future work.

Graduates from this course enter a range of different translation and interpreting roles. Many also undertake research degrees and pursue a career in academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Translation (English to Welsh)
  • Advanced Translation Technical (English to Welsh)
  • Advanced Translation (English-Arabic)
  • Advanced Translation (French - English)
  • Advanced Translation (German - English)
  • Advanced Translation (English - Italian)
  • Translation Tools

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree, normally in Translation, a Language or a related subject, normally an upper second or above (or equivalent). As an alternative, we can accept a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience.  Overseas and European applicants must achieve IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17800 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17800 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8150 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees:

  • UK students: £ 2,700
  • International students: £ 5,950

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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