Taught course

Translation and Professional Practice

Institution
University of Essex · Department of Language and Linguistics
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

If your first language is English:

We will consider a 2:2 or above (or international equivalent) in French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish.

If your first language is either French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish:

We will consider a 2:2 or above (or international equivalent) which includes English as a major component.

Applicants may be required to successfully pass a Translation aptitude test.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Do you want to equip yourself with all the technology and strategies you need to become a fully-fledged professional translator? This course will introduce you to techniques and technology that will significantly develop your own personal translation skills to competently deliver professional literary, technical, and audio-visual translation.

Our hands-on training includes working with native speakers of your chosen language and becoming familiar with the latest technologies used by professionals in their everyday work. You'll also learn aspects of the business side of the translation profession to actively access the translation industry.

Our course is offered with the combination of English and one of Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. You can be a native or near-native speaker of any of these languages, as you learn to translate to and from both languages. You work with native speakers in developing your ability to move accurately and quickly between your chosen language and English.

This course gives you the tools to confidently deal with the translation specific genres like journalistic, promotional, medical- scientific, academic, technical and literary.

Areas of special study include:

  • Principles of Translation
  • Technologies of Translation I &II and Post editing
  • Audio visual translation
  • Subtitling
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Translation Portfolios

We are a leading UK university for language and linguistics research (REF 2014), a place where talented students become part of an academic community in which the majority of research is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014). We're also ranked 13th in the UK for Linguistics in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2020).

If you want a global outlook, are interested in human communication, and want to study for a degree with real-world practical value in a world-class department, welcome to Essex.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum component score of 5.5 except for 6.0 in writing.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Administrator
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 1206 872719