This Masters in Translation Studies is for those who wish to develop and further their knowledge and understanding of the discipline of Translation Studies. It will allow you to acquire knowledge about the social role and function of translation for intercultural communication, cultural representation and perception. You will also gain knowledge of theoretical frameworks that underpin the process of translation and related forms of intercultural communication and cultural exchange.
Sample module options
The following module descriptions are indications only - the University reserves the right to change the modules on offer, the module content and the assessment methods.
Core modules: -Theoretical Concepts of Translation Studies (LIM001) -Text Analysis for Translation (LIM002) -Research Methods (LRM001) -Translation and the Representation of Cultures (LIM009) -Specialised (LSP) Translation Project (LIM010) -Analysing Written and Spoken Discourse (LEM001) -The Translation Profession (workshop) (LIM015) -Dissertation (LRM005)
Learning, Teaching & Assessment
You will take part in interactive seminars, presentations and group work as well as attending lectures and tutorials. There are also opportunities for individual research. Assessment is on a credit accumulation basis and by oral examination (text analysis module) or extended essay (remaining modules). Successful completion of the taught modules is a precondition for proceeding to a 15,000 word dissertation leading to the MA.
Recent destinations for our graduates include translators, technical editors and translation project managers for translation companies and software developers, both in the United Kingdom and abroad.
One of the reasons why I chose the MA in Translation Studies at Aston is because the lecturers on the course are very well qualified. I was also impressed with the teaching process at Aston, where theory is backed up by practice. I really came to appreciate this when I started work after finishing the course. The knowledge acquired on this course can be applied in real life, in a real working environment.
At the moment, I am working as a teacher at the department of General Linguistics and Translation Theory of the Eurasian National University in Astana, Kazakhstan. I teach and instruct translation studies students. I also do interpreting and translating from English into Kazakh and Russian, and vice versa. I can apply the knowledge acquired during my MA both in theory and in practice. My MA has also helped me to get promoted at work and to start to see myself as an expert in my field.'
The School of Languages and Social Sciences offers 3 x £5,000 scholarships towards tuition fees in the 2015/16 academic year.If you wish to be considered for the scholarship you must submit an essay of approximately 1000 words on the following: "How will the LSS MA/MSc Scholarship enhance your career prospects and help you achieve your academic and professional goals? How would you benefit from a scholarship and what difference would it make to you?"
Value of Scholarship(s)
The scholarships are available to all students (full-time, part-time, on campus and distance learning) enrolling on LSS MA/ MSc programmes in 2015/16.
Email your completed essay to [email protected] NOTE: Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for an MA/MSc programme at LSS commencing at Aston University in October 2015.
CELCA Scholarship: For MA students with native speaker competence in English
The exact nature of this work will be decided at the beginning of the programme but may include providing support to international Postgraduate and International Year Abroad students, the IELTS team, deliver speaking classes for our IYA (International Year Abroad) and KYA (Kansai Year Abroad) students, help conference and workshop organisers, academic visitors or students with special needs. The work will often take place at different times every week - depending on the projects you support.
Value of Scholarship(s)
The School of Languages and Social Sciences offers 3 x £3000 bursaries towards the cost of the MA tuition fees for students with native speaker competence in English. In return, the students will complete up to six hours a week pastoral work for the School.
If you wish to be considered for the bursary, you must submit an essay of approximately 1000 words on the following:What do you consider to be your major strengths and weaknesses? How would you be able to support international students on programmes in the School of Languages and Social Sciences?Email your completed essay to [email protected] NOTE: Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for an MA programme (taught on-campus) at LSS commencing at Aston University October 2015.
A good UK Honours Degree (minimum 2:1) in Translation Studies or a related discipline or an overseas degree recognised by Aston University, plus two references. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.
Recipient: Aston University
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