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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sheffield

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our MA prepares you for a career as a translator. You’ll learn how to use standard strategies, procedures and techniques, including industry-essential translation software.

Course description

You’ll create a bespoke course within a clear structure that reflects your unique interests and ambitions. The programme also allows you to choose a specialism in Digital Information or Audio Visual Media.

At Sheffield, you will join a well-established programme in translation and audiovisual studies offering a wide range of translation languages which include Czech, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish into English and English into Chinese and Italian.

We will introduce you to key methods and approaches in translation studies and help you develop high level translation skills on this challenging course. The programme covers theories, methods and techniques of translation, introducing you to a range of translation software essential for success in today's translation, subtitling or digital information industries.

The MA Translation Studies is aimed at people who wish to be professional translators, and is also excellent preparation for a PhD. The course offers regular practice of advanced practical translation tasks.

You can translate between 1 to 3 languages and English as part of the programme;
Create your own bespoke programme through your choice of optional modules in literary approaches, technologies or different translation languages
Become part of a translation community which has long established connections with the industry including SDL in Sheffield

You will be equipped with the skills needed for professional work as a translator in industry and for research in translation studies. You will practice translation in specific language pairs and will become conversant with up-to-date translation tools, which are required in the constantly evolving translation industry.

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University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

Pathway programmes are available to help students with English as a second language and different educational backgrounds prepare for their academic career.
With nearly 11,000 international students, Sheffield is a diverse, welcoming city that’s celebrated for its safety and strong sense of community and culture.
The university offers a range of scholarships for high-achieving international students who demonstrate excellent academic potential.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 33 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    141 68%

    11th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    26th

    9

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