Translation - MA (Online)


Online University of Bristol    Faculty of Arts

Full time & Part time September MA, PGDip 1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time
Communication & Media Studies (7) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Linguistics & Classics (23)

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Are you passionate about languages and want to make a difference through translation? Look no further than the online MA Translation programme. This unique programme focuses on developing your individual voice as a translator, while equipping you with the necessary skills to navigate the ever-changing translation industry. With a choice of languages including French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, you'll have the opportunity to translate into English from these languages. The programme is validated by the Chartered Institute of Linguists and offers a diverse range of module options, including subtitling and video game localization. No on-campus attendance is required, making it perfect for those with busy lives. So, whether you're starting your career or looking for a change, the MA Translation programme is your gateway to success in the language industry.

About the course

Translation is about people as much as it is about texts. Translators are change-makers through the texts they produce. The online MA Translation prepares you to find your individual voice as a translator, become a confident user of translation technologies, explore ethical questions in relation to clients and colleagues, and develop your entrepreneurial skills. The programme is offered in French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese, and translation is primarily from these languages into English.

The MA Translation belongs to a highly select group of global programmes that are formally validated by the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL). They describe the programme as:

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Entry Requirements

Upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant language (French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish), or any other degree subject, provided the language(s) qualifications of study are equivalent to a minimum score of C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered. Applicants without the necessary academic linguistic background may be asked to complete a translation and/or diagnostic test.

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