Taught course

Translation (Audio-visual & Literary Translation)

Institution
Middlesex University · School of Health and Education
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

  • We welcome applications from graduates with a 2:2 honours degree or above (or equivalent) in a relevant subject such as languages or linguistics
  • Applicants must have a native or near-native command of English and of at least one other language
  • As the programme offers business/legal translation and literary/audiovisual translation pathways, we also consider applicants with relevant degrees in those areas, provided they have the required language skills.

Academic credit for previous study or experience

If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information, please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.

Months of entry

October

Course content

According to the National Centre for Languages, demand for translators "is being driven by globalisation, migration and political changes … giving rise to difficulties securing the services of appropriately qualified translators", and employers particularly expect translators to possess contextual, cultural and ethical knowledge and understanding of their field.

Why study MA/PGDip Translation (Audiovisual and Literary) at Middlesex University?

Our new translation courses have been designed to provide you with the opportunity to gain an insight into the needs of a professional translator in a globalised world where businesses, institutions and governmental organisations require more translation work. Our two courses, Audiovisual and Literary Translation and Business and Legal Translation, cover fields of translation that are particularly in demand, opening up increased career opportunities and providing the competencies and skills required to maximise your employability.

We work closely with the Institute of Linguists and are the only programme in London which offers specialised business or law modules alongside their translation modules. During the course, you will gain valuable insights from professionals and academics in relevant areas and you'll have access to specialist facilities and equipment, including labs and relevant software, such as SDL Trados and WinCAPS.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in an Erasmus exchange, and research and write up your dissertation in the translation departments of prestigious partner universities in Alicante, Geneva, Heidelberg, Innsbruck, Leipzig, Paris, Vienna or Warsaw.

If you do not wish to study the full MA, you may consider the option of a PGDip, omitting the Research Methods and Dissertation module.

As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,800
International students
£13,500

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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