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Professional Translation for European Languages - MA


Newcastle University School of Modern Languages

Full time & Part time See Course MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time

About the course

The Professional Translation for European Languages MA combines practical training and theory to give you the skills and knowledge to become a professional translator.

You'll work between English and one/two of the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

The professional translation focus is a distinctive feature of this course. It incorporates:

  • translation theory
  • practice
  • professionalism in translation

What you'll learn

You will receive expert training in professional tools and computer-assisted translation (CAT) software. The training will explain how to work in different contexts, such as:

  • business and finance
  • legal
  • technical
  • marketing and publicity
  • literary translation

In your professional life you will only translate into your mother tongue and our

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Entry Requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. Native-level writers of English must have French, German, Italian or Spanish language as a major component. Native-level writers of French, German, Italian or Spanish must have English language as a major component. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have: a 2:2 honours degree; a degree in a non-languages subject; and/or professional translating experience.


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