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About the course

This is one of the longest-running MA Translation courses in the world.

Incorporating over 30 years of experience in translator education, our internationally recognised course focuses on professional translation, preparing you for a career in the language services industry.

The course has a strong practical component designed to suit the needs of the translation market today. We support ‘virtual internships’, which enable you to collaborate with language services providers and build a professional engagement portfolio to present to future employers.

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Entry Requirements

If you are a native English speaker, we require a minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in one of the languages listed below or in a related subject taught in one of these languages.

Native speakers of a relevant language (from list below) require a degree in an arts, humanities or social science (e.g. Economics, Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management) subject.

Alternative subjects will be considered by the Faculty on a case-by-case basis.

Relevant work experience to be considered by the faculty on a case-by-case basis.

Please see course website for further details.


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Student Profile(s)

Karolina Cisek-Ndlovu

"In lecturers, I mostly admired their practical approach to teaching and the valuable insights into the profession they shared with us."

What attracted you to choose Surrey and to study MA Translation here?

When choosing the University I considered available courses, their reviews as well as the cost of the course and the location of the University. I was wavering between Imperial College and Surrey, but the more I looked into Surrey's offer, the more I became convinced that with its focus and location, Surrey will be the right place for me to gain practical and theoretical background needed in the professional world.

What is your strongest memory of your time at Surrey – what do you picture first when you think of being here?

The strongest memory from Surrey I hold, is that of people I met there - fellow students, lecturers and staff alike. Everyone always seemed positive, open to others and happy to help. In lecturers, I mostly admired their practical approach to teaching and the valuable insights into the profession they shared with us. On the other hand, as students, we were also encouraged to work together and learn from each other. It was a great place to start life-long friendships in.

What is the one thing you would say about Surrey (or your course) to someone who doesn’t know anything about it?

The education offered by Surrey University is without a doubt of very high quality. As with anything else in life, a lot of course depends on the individual's motivation and focus on what they want to achieve. All the same Surrey gives many opportunities for professional development and personal growth making it easy for students to stay motivated and interested in the course.

How did you change as a person during your time as a Surrey postgraduate, and how has your time here influenced your life and career since then?

The beauty of the course was that it not only taught us how to translate, but also made us aware of how the whole translation industry works, thus making us professionally aware. The insight into the industry made me aware that there are other career options than freelance translation and helped me realise and specify my long term career goals. It was during the course that I made a decision about the career I wanted and have been successfully pursuing it since.

Scholarships

As a member of the TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership, University of Surrey students are eligible to apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships (stipend and fee waiver). TECHNE is a consortium of seven universities in London and the South East offering a rich and diverse training programme for doctoral students with a focus on interdisciplinarity and developing career potential both in and beyond higher education. Studentships are awarded by TECHNE to the best students put forward by its member universities. The TECHNE training programme is enhanced by input and placement opportunities provided by TECHNE’s 13 partner organisations (including the Barbican, Natural History Museum, Museum of London, BFI and Science Museum) in the cultural sector. Please visit TECHNE to find out more about the aims and opportunities of TECHNE.

TECHNE – the Consortium is named in reference to the Greek term for craft – will create a new model for collaborative research skills training for PGR students across seven higher education institutions (Royal Holloway, Brighton University, Kingston University, Roehampton University, Royal College of Art, University of Surrey, University of the Arts London). TECHNE’s vision is to produce scholars who are highly motivated and prepared for academic, public or professional life. Students will benefit from a diversity of training opportunities and be able to draw on supervisory expertise from across the Consortium.

It is not possible to apply directly to TECHNE for a studentship; applications for students wishing to be based at Surrey must be made via the University of Surrey. Your TECHNE application will therefore go through a two-stage process, being considered firstly by either the School of Arts or the School of English and Languages, to go forward to TECHNE and, if successful, secondly by a panel of subject specialists from TECHNE members.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Fee and Maintenance

Eligibility

Open to Home and EU candidates; please see guidance on residency requirements outlined in the RCUK’s Conditions of Research Council Training Grants
Studentships will be awarded on the basis of the academic excellence of both the candidate and the research proposal. This is an extremely competitive process and only very high calibre candidates will be successful

Application Procedure

The first step for all Candidates is to approach their prospective academic school and supervisor.
More Information is available at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/studentships/techne-studentship-2020

Further Information

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/studentships/techne-studentship-2020

Faculty Studentships are available in the following areas

School of Arts:

Cultural Production, Creative Practices, Dance, Digital Arts, Film, Interdisciplinary Arts, Music, Performance, Sound Recording, Theatre.

School of English and Languages:

English Literature, Creative Writing, Translation Studies, Modern Languages, Theoretic Linguistics (Morphology) and Applied Linguistics (Intercultural Communication).

School of Social Sciences:

Criminology and Criminal Justice; Developments in Methodology; Identities, Diversities, and the Life Course; Media, Culture and Communication; Science, Environment and Technologies; European politics; International politics; Social politics and methodology

Value of Scholarship(s)

TBC

Eligibility

Under the FASS Studentship Scheme Home / EU and International Students are eligible to apply for 2016 entry. Successful International students will be awarded a fees at the Home / EU Rate and a stipend. Please note that full international fees are not covered: candidates should ensure that they are in a position to cover the outstanding costs.

Studentships will be awarded on the basis of the academic excellence of both the candidate and the research proposal. This is an extremely competitive process and only very high calibre candidates will be successful.

Application Procedure

The first step for all Candidates is to approach their prospective academic school and supervisor.

More information is available at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/studentships

Further Information

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/studentships

If you are a self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford, you could be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught postgraduate Masters programme fees. This scheme is for applicable to Postgraduate Taught entry students only and is reviewed annually.

Students who graduated in 2013 are eligible, as well as alumni from previous years, on receipt of evidence of the award from Surrey and where we can identify that you actually studied in Guildford. Students from SII-DUFE are eligible for this scheme.

Associated Institution students are not eligible. Not available to modular self-pacing students.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% tuition fee discount

Eligibility

If you are a self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford

Application Procedure

If you have any enquiries regarding this matter please contact the Student Fees and Funding Office on feesandfunding@surrey.ac.uk.

Further Information

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/scholarships-and-bursaries/discounts-surrey-graduates-2019

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