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Translation Studies MA (Distance Learning)

Course Description

This programme is for practising translators and those interested in a career in translation. Proficiency in a language other than English is required, but there are no other restrictions as to language combinations. The central philosophy behind the programme is that you, as a translator, teacher or academic, should be able to apply the linguistic concepts and theories of translation that you encounter during your course of study, to your own situation as a professional of the area. Whether your interest is in the translation of specialised documentation (commercial and technical translation), creative writing (literary translation) or the translation of hybrid text genres such as websites or advertisements, the programme will provide you with a solid foundation to develop your career.

Course content

The programme includes six taught modules and a 15,000-word dissertation or translation project.

You will take six core modules:

- Introduction to Translation Studies and Introduction to Translation Technology
- Contemporary Translation Theories and Translation and Discourse
- Functional Grammar
- Research Methods in Translation and Corpus Linguistics
- Translation and Language Pedagogy or Multimodal Communication
- Professional Contexts of Translation

Start dates

We offer multiple start dates for this programme: February, April, July and October.

Please note: The deadline for applications is one calendar month ahead of your desired entry date, to allow adequate time for your application to be processed.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open day (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

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 (Distance Learning) page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

Entry Requirements

We usually ask for a good Honours degree, or overseas equivalent

Course Fees

Entry in Feb/Apr 2015: £940 per module; £2,820 for dissertation. Entry in July/Oct 2015: £970 per module; £2,910 for dissertation

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