Translation Studies (MA)
This course offers an introduction to the academic discipline of Translation Studies, broadening the students’ understanding of diverse approaches to translation theory and practice. The course also helps students acquire competence in translation practice, apply analytical thinking and come into contact with elements of the translation profession, such as terminology, CAT tools and working as a freelance translator.
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Entry to the MA in Translation Studies program requires a 2(i) Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. However, applicants are judged on their individual merits and age. Work experience and other factors are also considered.
Non-native speakers of English will normally be required to have IELTS 6.5 (with no element below 6.0).
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website
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- Research Methods
- Translation Studies: The Making of a Discipline
Content modules (students choose one of the two modules)
- Translation in Practice
- Transcreative Writing
- Working on a Translation Portfolio [languages covered: Welsh, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Galician, Catalan, Modern Greek, Chinese and Arabic]
Dissertation (topic relevant to chosen language specialism or comparative). The dissertation may be a theoretical and research-based approach to any aspect of Translation Studies, or a proposed extended translation plus a critical commentary. The chosen text cannot have already exists in translation into the relevant language.
*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a MA.
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