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Translation Studies MA

UK

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What will I learn?

The Translation Studies MA covers both professional and academic training. Translation Studies is an academically focused pathway. It provides you with substantial theoretical knowledge to develop an interest in the field of translating and/or interpreting as a topic of academic study and research.

This course uses English and Chinese as working languages.

This course has two stages lasting one year each. You can either:

join the course at Stage 1 and follow the two-year course
or join at Stage 2 and follow the one-year course. This depends on your previous qualifications and experience.

If you join at Stage 1, you take compulsory modules that typically include:

translating
simultaneous interpreting
consecutive interpreting
sight translation exercise
information technology for translators and interpreters
translation studies

This is followed by another year of specialised study in Stage 2. If you meet the entry requirements, you can start the course at Stage 2.

In Stage 2 you can follow on of four pathways:

Interpreting
Translating and Interpreting
Translating
Translation Studies (this pathway)

In Stage 2 you take compulsory modules and optional modules. You also complete either a dissertation or a translating/interpreting project.

Depending on different focuses, you take further optional modules that cover:

a sight translation exercise
bi-lateral interpreting
English-Chinese subtitle translation
literary translation.

Which department am I in?

Newcastle University

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£18,400.00 (US$ 22,637) per year
Full time: £18,400 (year 1); Full time: £18,400 (year 2)

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Newcastle University

King’s Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Northumberland,

NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a four-year bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA ranging from 2.8 to 3.2 out of 4.0 (admissions criteria will vary depending on which course they are applying to).

For international students

Stage one entry 2:1 honours degree OR a degree with a minimum average of 75% (or GPA 2.75) on your transcript. Stage two entry (advanced) 2:1 honours degree OR a degree with a minimum average of 80% (or GPA 3.0) on your transcript. If your first language is not English you need IELTS 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in all sub-sections. This qualification must be no more than two years old when you start the course. No other English language qualifications are accepted.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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