MA - Master of Arts
Distance / Online
If you're a language graduate, this course can help you land your dream job. Learn about staff, agency and freelance translation work. Specialise in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish or Russian. Study for a MA, PGDip or PG Cert.
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.
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
Work experience and career planning
To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.
We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies and build your portfolio.
We'll also be available to help, advise and support you for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.
Core modules include:
Critical approaches to specialised translation
Please note: In order to maintain the diversity of our Translation Studies programme, the language specific Specialised Translation workshops are provided online. This means that the two core Critical Approaches to Specialised Translation modules have a blend of face-to-face teaching and online lessons. This allows us to continue providing the range of languages that we do and also gives students the chance to meet and work with their peers on the distance learning version.
- United States
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
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