Taught course

Translation Studies

Institution
University of Sheffield · Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree in a language-related discipline such as linguistics, literature or a language.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MA prepares you for a career as a translator. You’ll learn how to use standard strategies, procedures and techniques, including industry-essential translation software.

Course description

You’ll create a bespoke course within a clear structure that reflects your unique interests and ambitions. The programme also allows you to choose a specialism in Digital Information or Audio Visual Media.

At Sheffield, you will join a well-established programme in translation and audiovisual studies offering a wide range of translation languages which include Czech, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish into English and English into Chinese and Italian.

We will introduce you to key methods and approaches in translation studies and help you develop high level translation skills on this challenging course. The programme covers theories, methods and techniques of translation, introducing you to a range of translation software essential for success in today's translation, subtitling or digital information industries.

The MA Translation Studies is aimed at people who wish to be professional translators, and is also excellent preparation for a PhD. The course offers regular practice of advanced practical translation tasks.

  • You can translate between 1 to 3 languages and English as part of the programme;
  • Create your own bespoke programme through your choice of optional modules in literary approaches, technologies or different translation languages
  • Become part of a translation community which has long established connections with the industry including SDL in Sheffield

You will be equipped with the skills needed for professional work as a translator in industry and for research in translation studies. You will practice translation in specific language pairs and will become conversant with up-to-date translation tools, which are required in the constantly evolving translation industry.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Tutor
Email
slc-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 0631