A member of both the European Master's in Translation (EMT) network and CIUTI, this vocational course is designed specifically for starting or advancing a career in translation, and covers specialist translation areas including law, politics, medicine, business, IT, subtitling and localisation. The programme is accredited through its main translation project by the Chartered Institute of Linguists and includes a work placement with an employer in the translation industry.
|Course leader||Dr Nadia Rahab, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities|
|Course Length||Full-Time: 1 year, Part-Time: 2 years|
|Attendance types||Full Time, Part Time|
|Full time cost||
UK and EU students: Jan 2014: £7,470; Sept 2014: £7,200
International students: Jan 2014: £10,215; Sept 2014: £10,800
|Part time cost||UK and EU students: Jan 2014: £830; Sept 2014: £800 (per 20 credit module) |
The MA Translation course is a member of the European Master's in Translation network (EMT) and CIUTI - an international association of universities and institutes with translation and interpretation programmes.
Designed specifically for starting or advancing a career in translation, the course is open to qualified graduates and translators seeking a professional qualification in specialised translation to enhance their career.
The programme aims to equip students with the required knowledge and skills to succeed in the industry, where the need for qualified translators able to communicate complex, specialised material has never been greater. The course has a vocational emphasis on specialist translation, focusing on areas such as law, politics, medicine, business, IT media, subtitling and localisation.
You will have the opportunity to translate using the following languages paired with English (translating into mother language): Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
One of the strong features of the course is the compulsory work placement with reliable employers in the translation industry. The course also benefits from links with international professional organisations.
Applicants should normally have a first class degree in translation, interpreting, modern languages and related fields. Applications from candidates with a second class degree or from non-language-based disciplines will be considered but an entry test may be required. Applicants with substantial work experience in translation but no first degree will also be considered.
Candidates should normally have:
For all non-native speakers of English one of the following qualifications is required:
The following documents are also required to support the application:
Students take non-language-specific modules, practical translation and translation project modules and complete a work placement report and an MA dissertation. The modules are:
Students are assessed via a variety of methods including translations, commentaries, essays, portfolios, placement report and the MA dissertation.
This course is excellent preparation for career opportunities in translation agencies, EU and international institutions, multinational companies, news corporations, government bodies or work on a freelance basis.
A substantial built-in part of the course is the work placement, which is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on professional experience with one of the many translation service providers in London or abroad. These placements may lead to longer-term work opportunities for our graduates.
Some of our students also go on to further advanced study (PhD).
An opportunity to gain on hands-on work experience with one of the translation service providers in London or abroad.
A number of partial scholarships are available for international students from outside the EU who join this course in the 2013/14 academic year.
If you wish to apply for a postgraduate degree course, use the apply for September entry button
For further details contact the course leader:
Dr Nadia Rahab
You are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only consider your application if there are places available on the course.
For information on closing dates for applications visit http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/studying/how-to-apply/
|Study mode||Full Time|
|Location||City Campus, 84 Moorgate, London EC2M 6SQ|
|UK/EU cost||£1620 (includes a 10% discount) if paid in full by 16 September 2013.|
Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) (Health)
|Study mode||Part Time|
|Study mode||Part Time|
|UK/EU cost||Jan 2014: £2,490; Sept 2014: £7,200|
This career development programme is designed for translators or suitably qualified graduates seeking specialist translation skills in advertising, business, information technology, law, medicine and politics.
|Study mode||Full Time, Part Time, Part Time Day|
A globalised world has warranted a growing trend in the need for translators.This BA Translation course is of interest to students wishing to engage with all aspects of technical and literary translation. It focuses on practical work and the development of professional skills needed for a successful career in translation.
|Study mode||Full Time, Part Time|
|UK/EU cost||Jan 2014: £7,470; Sept 2014: £7,200|
A member of both the European Master's in Translation network (EMT) and CIUTI, this vocational course is designed specifically for starting or advancing a career in translation, and covers specialist translation areas including law, politics, medicine, business, IT, media, subtitling and localisation.
|Study mode||Full Time, Part Time|
|UK/EU cost||Jan 2014: £2,490; Sept 2014: £2,400|
Taught in dedicated IT labs using industry-standard professional software, this vocational course is for suitably qualified graduates and professional translators who wish to hone their skills in technology-based translation, covering everything from localisation and databases, to subtitling.