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4059f - Translation Studies MA

Translation Studies MA

The Translation Studies MA covers professional and academic training in English and Chinese languages. Translation Studies is an academically focused pathway of our MA Translating.

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Overview

This MA in Translation Studies uses English and Chinese as working languages.

This course has two stages. Each stage lasts one year. You can either:

  • join the course at Stage 1 and follow the two-year course
  • or join at Stage 2 and follow the one-year course (this depends on your previous qualifications and experience)

Stage 1 is made up of compulsory modules. You'll gain a thorough grounding in translation and interpreting skills and techniques.

By the end of Stage 2 you'll have gained substantial theoretical knowledge. You could use this as a basis for further academic study and research.

In Stage 2 you could also choose to follow another of our pathways if your interests or aspirations change:

  • Interpreting
  • Translating and Interpreting
  • Translating

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How you'll learn

 

What you'll learn

This course uses English and Chinese as working languages.

This course has two stages lasting one year each. You can either:

  • join the course at Stage 1 and follow the two-year course
  • or join at Stage 2 and follow the one-year course. This depends on your previous qualifications and experience.

If you join at Stage 1, you take compulsory modules that typically include:

  • translating
  • simultaneous interpreting
  • consecutive interpreting
  • sight translation exercise
  • information technology for translators and interpreters
  • translation studies

This is followed by another year of specialised study in Stage 2. If you meet the entry requirements, you can start the course at Stage 2.

In Stage 2 you can follow on of four pathways:

In Stage 2 you take compulsory modules and optional modules. You also complete either a dissertation or a translating/interpreting project.

Depending on different focuses, you take further optional modules that cover:

  • a sight translation exercise
  • bi-lateral interpreting
  • English-Chinese subtitle translation
  • literary translation

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

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  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply


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If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

School of Modern Languages
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5867
Email: modlang.pgadmin@ncl.ac.uk

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