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Professional Translation for European Languages MA

Newcastle University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

The Professional Translation for European Languages MA combines practical training and theory to give you the skills and knowledge to become a professional translator.

You'll work between English and one/two of the following languages:

French
German
Italian
Spanish

The professional translation focus is a distinctive feature of this course. It incorporates:

translation theory
practice
professionalism in translation

What you'll learn

You will receive expert training in professional tools and computer-assisted translation (CAT) software. The training will explain how to work in different contexts, such as:

business and finance
legal
technical
marketing and publicity
literary translation

In your professional life you will only translate into your mother tongue and our teaching reflects this.

Your development

Opportunities for further learning

You can attend regular talks delivered by translation and interpreting professionals. The talks have the aim of furthering your understanding of the industry and developing your own personal professional profile. Speakers include representatives from:

the European Commission
NGO’s
translation agencies
freelance professionals

You’ll be able to apply for free membership of the Chartered Institute of Linguists for the duration of the course. You will also be part of the Translating and Interpreting Research Forum, which will keep you informed of:

events
networking opportunities
news in Newcastle.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 106 5

    13th out of 29 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    141 69%

    30th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    49th

    11
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    148 72%

    11th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    10th

    2

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