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Translation, MA

Lancaster University
12-24 months
Full time/part time
Master's degree
On campus
Lancaster
English
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Program description

Translation, MA

The MA in Translation has been designed to provide a gateway into the translating profession or into doctoral (PhD) studies in the field of translation studies. It offers a combination of specialist modules in translation studies alongside the opportunity to gain the linguistic and technological skills necessary to enter the profession. The programme is suitable for practising translators who do not have, but wish to gain, formal qualifications.

The MA covers the necessary linguistic and technical skills for a career in specialist industries such as legal, technical, or medical translation. It also provides a unique chance to focus on literary translation and translation’s relationship with the arts and culture, one of the research strengths of the department. Building on your existing language skills, you will have the opportunity to learn how to research specialised subjects to produce professional translations in different contexts. You will be encouraged to apply insights drawn from linguistics and translation theory and to use your technical skills in Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tools.

The MA in Translation is also suitable for those aiming for a career in literary translation, editing or copy-writing. Optional modules such as Translation as Creative Critical Practice and the literary translators-in-residence scheme provide the possibility of exploring the more creative aspects of the profession. As a preparation for entry into the translation profession, our optional placement module (Translating in a Professional Context) provides valuable professional experience, while the translation project and Independent Study Unit provide opportunities for you to pursue your own particular interests.We combine language-specific practice in either one or two languages in addition to English. You may specialise in translation as follows: German into English; French into English; Spanish into English and English into Mandarin Chinese. You also have the possibility of studying more than one language combination during your MA.

Admission requirements

Academic Requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in languages.

English Language Requirements

We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Core

  • Academic and Practical Methods in Translation
  • MA Translation Project
  • Research Skills for Modern Linguists

Optional

  • Independent Study Unit
  • Introduction to Liaison Interpreting
  • Translating in a Professional Context
  • Translation as Creative Critical Practice

Program delivery

  • 12 months full time
  • 24 months part time

Tuition fees

Full Time

  • For UK students: £9,440 per year
  • For International students: £19,940 per year

Part Time

  • For UK students: £4,720 per year
  • For International students: £9,970 per year

About this institute

Lancaster University

Lancaster University is located in the northwest of England near the major cities of Manchester and Liverpool. It was established in 1964 as a collegiate university with a reputation for innovation. Lancaster is one of the few UK universities to...


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Why study at Lancaster University

With nearly 50 years of experience in international higher education, LdM is dedicated to delivering high-quality learning opportunities to students from around the globe. By expanding their knowledge and understanding of the world, LdM challenges students to evolve within the global community, focusing on the lessons of past and present cultures to cultivate a better tomorrow. Through experiential learning at both of our sites in Italy, LdM fosters students’ professional and personal development and empowers them to move towards their academic and career goals.

Our Core Values:
1) Learning is Empowerment

LdM upholds both traditional and innovative educational approaches in higher education, complemented by experiential learning practices. LdM is dedicated to the empowerment of students as active participants in the learning process.

2) Professional Skills

LdM cultivates innovation through interdisciplinary projects and collaboration within targeted professional sectors, so that students achieve the real-world skills necessary to meet the challenges of their respective fields.

3) Cultural Diversity

As an educational and cultural institution, LdM believes in fostering diversity in a dynamic, international environment composed of faculty, staff, and students from over 100 different countries, providing equal and open access to educational opportunities.

4) Community Engagement

We are global citizens. LdM believes in community engagement and creates opportunities for meaningful interaction between international students and the Italian community in which they live and study. LdM is committed to creating an atmosphere of trust, safety and respect in an environment characterized by a rich diversity of people and ideas.

5) Personal Growth

LdM is dedicated to providing students with a foundational academic understanding of a broad range of disciplines, assisting and promoting their professional and personal growth.

Contact info

Lancaster University

Lancaster University, Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
U.K

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