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  MA Professional Translation (Extended)

Swansea University    School of Culture and Communication

Full time & Part time September MA 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Communication & Media Studies (7) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Linguistics & Classics (23)

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The Professional Translation (Extended) MA at Swansea University is a comprehensive programme that will transform you from a language enthusiast into a skilled professional linguist. This 240-credit course, which can be completed full-time in 15 to 21 months or part-time over four years, offers advanced training in translation work, using industry-standard Computer-Assisted Translation tools and specialized skills in areas such as public service interpreting and audiovisual translation. You'll have the opportunity to study abroad and choose from options like extended translations, an academic dissertation, or a 13-week internship. Entry requirements include a first degree or relevant professional experience, with English language competence at IELTS 6.5 level.

About the course

The Extended MA in Professional Translation (MAPT) will develop you from an excellent foreign language speaker into a successful professional linguist.

In 2009 the MAPT became one of only five UK-based founding members of the European Master’s in Translation Network, set up by the Directorate General for Translation (DGT) of the European Commission to raise standards of translator training. 

This 240 credit, Bologna-compliant programme can be studied full-time over 15 to 21 months, or part-time over four years. The second part of the course can be studied abroad.

You will undertake advanced translation work in one or two language pairs on general, administrative and technical text, and training in industry-standard Computer-Assisted Translation tools.

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Entry Requirements

The typical entry requirement is 2.1 degree in Translation, a Language or a related subject, or overseas equivalent. As an alternative, we can consider relevant professional experience. For applicants whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.


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