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Translation Studies (Distance Learning) MA

University of Portsmouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Online/Distance Learning

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-22, JAN-23

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

If you're a language graduate or practising translator, you can take your skills to postgraduate level with this MA Translation Studies degree course. This is a flexible course, that you can choose to study full-time, part-time or through distance learning.

On this course, you'll learn translation skills and get the technological and theoretical knowledge you'll need for a successful career. You can study around your existing professional and personal commitments by choosing between full-time, part-time, campus-based and distance learning options.

The flexible nature of this course means that you can work towards one of the following exit awards, depending on the number of credits and length of your study:

MA in Translation Studies (180 credits)
Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies (120) credits
Postgraduate Certificate in Translation Studies (60) credits

When you graduate, you'll be qualified to work as a translator in the UK or abroad, or to pursue further studies, such as a PhD.

You can start this course in October/September or February/January (distance learning option only).

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

Specialise in translation between English and your choice of language, from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian or Spanish
Learn the basics of staff, agency and freelance translation work
Choose from topics including Translation Technologies and Subtitling, Technical Communication and Intercultural Communication
Learn through a combination of workshops (either on campus or via distance learning), tutorials and virtual learning, including email, Skype and telephone communication with tutors
Combine practice and theory to get you ready for the workplace
Get the chance to complete a work placement report (or confirmation of prior learning) through the Professional Portfolio option
Graduate with a professional qualification

Careers and opportunities

What can you do with a Translation Studies degree?

Career options when you graduate include:

Translation project management
Translation
Freelance Translation
Editing
Copywriting
Further research

Other graduates have continued their studies to PhD level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 7,950per year

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

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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