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Translation Studies MA


Course Description

Are you looking to develop your career as a professional translator?

Are you already a translator looking to further develop your skills? Or maybe you are interested in translation and cross-cultural communication as an area of research?

Our innovative MA is designed with Translation practice at the heart of the programme where you will undertake extensive practical and specialised translation in Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese or Russian. The programme offers training in state-of-the-art translation technology and the opportunity to study another foreign language at beginners, intermediate or advanced level. There is a range of optional modules focusing on theory and methodology, meaning that this MA also provides excellent preparation for further study at PhD level.

We also offer a distance learning programme over 2.5 years, please visit the website for more information.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Open Days

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.
Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Translation Studies MA page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Bianca Formaioni

Bianca was born in Piombino, a small town near Pisa (Italy). She graduated from the University of Florence in 2015 with a BA degree in Languages, Literatures and Intercultural studies, focusing on English and Chinese, both language and literature. She spent one year (2013) at the University of Edinburgh as an Erasmus student. She is currently studying as a PG student to become a translator from English into her native language Italian. She loves literature, nature and healthy living.

Bianca is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/bianca-formaioni/

(Student Profile)

Yuyao Wang

Yuyao Wang is a full time student in MA Translation Studies. Her First degree is in business, advertising and marketing. She has a few years of working experience, mainly in liaising with clients, guests and staff between China and the UK. Yuyao's interest in translation grew from that time and her experience. Her personal hobbies include reading, watching films and traveling.

Yuyao is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/yuyao-wang/


(Scholarship)

College of Arts and Law Masters scholarships - 10 Awards

The College of Arts and Law offers a number of home/EU fees-only scholarships for candidates wishing to study full- and part-time masters-level courses. These awards cover tuition fees for all masters-level degrees in the following schools:- English, Drama, American and Canadian Studies
- History and Cultures (including ten fees-only scholarships offered through the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures).
- Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
- Philosophy, Theology and Religion (including one Muirhead Scholarship for the MA Philosophy or MRes Philosophy)These awards cover one year's tuition fees at UK/EU rates for full-time applicants, or two years part-time.For the Philosophy Muirhead scholarship only, which is advertised with these awards, a small maintenance grant will also be offered.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Variable

Eligibility

These awards are open to UK/EU students, studying campus-based masters-level degrees in the College of Arts and Law which commence in September. International students are also eligible to apply, and will receive a reduction in tuition-fees equivalent to the home/EU rate if successful. Applications for funding can only be considered alongside an application to study.

Application Procedure

Scholarship application forms and reference forms are available at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/College-of-Arts-and-Law-Masters-Scholarships.aspx

Further Information

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/College-of-Arts-and-Law-Masters-Scholarships.aspx



Entry Requirements

2:1 Honours degree in English, Modern Languages or other related subject. Applicants must be proficient in English and one of the following languages: Arabic; Catalan; Chinese; French; German; Greek; Italian; Spanish; Portuguese or Russian

Course Fees

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2017/18: Home / EU: £7,290 full-time Overseas: £15,660 full-time


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