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Specialised Translation (with Interpreting) MSc

UCL (University College London)

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    UCL (University College London)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This MSc is designed to provide first-class training in specialised translation with interpreting. The programme offers you the opportunity to develop your translation, interpreting and language skills, to deepen your understanding of the workings of language as an essential tool of communication and to gain vital experience in the rapidly developing area of translation technology. By focusing on specialised translation and liaison, public service and consecutive interpreting, you will be equipped with the skills needed for professional work in the translation and interpreting industry and for research in translation studies. You will practise translation in specific language pairs and will become conversant with translation technology which has been transforming the way in which professional translators and interpreters work.

Careers

Most students find challenging and rewarding work within the translation/interpreting industry on completion of the degree. Some are working as in-house and freelance translators and interpreters, while others are active as project managers and translation technology experts in organisations such as Xerox, Amazon, SDL International, Expedia, Hogarth, SDI-Media, ITR, TransPerfect and Deluxe to name but a few. In addition, the MSc is designed to serve as a basis for a Translation Studies PhD.

Employability

Translation and interpreting form part of a dynamic and rapidly developing profession, which calls for linguistically-talented people with a clear understanding of the issues involved in cross-cultural transcoding, and who are able to utilise the latest computer-based tools. On completion of this MSc, you will be well placed for a fast-track progression in your chosen career. We aim to make you highly attractive to employers within the translation/interpreting industry and the world of communications, and to international institutions such as the United Nations and the European Union. In addition, the skills acquired through taking this MSc will be highly relevant if your long-term aim is to establish yourself as a freelance translator and/or interpreter.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,340per year

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University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    10th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 29 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    160 78%

    7th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    13th

    12

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