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University of Leeds: Arabic and English Translation

Institution University of Leeds
Department School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
Telephone 01133433234
Study type Taught


You will be equipped with Arabic-English and/or English-Arabic translation skills for different types of texts, as well as an understanding of the theory underpinning your practice.

On this course, you will be equipped with Arabic-English and/or English-Arabic translation skills for different types of texts, as well as full understanding of the translation theories underpinning your practice.

You will work with a range of text types, including natural and social science, business and finance, administrative, industrial and technical, and literary texts. You will also develop your understanding and knowledge of methods, approaches and concepts in translation studies.

You will also be able to choose optional modules that suit your interests and career aspirations, on issues in translation and language more generally, such as introduction to legal translation, introduction to screen translation, translation for international organisations, computer-assisted translation, applied linguistics and genre analysis.

Taught by expert researchers and professional practitioners, this course makes use of the expertise across the Centre for Translation Studies and Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies within the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies. It’s a great opportunity to learn valuable skills in a city full of cultural and linguistic diversity.

The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies also offers scholarship and funding opportunities.

On this course we use a variety of innovative research-based teaching methods to help you develop the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary for today’s global industries. These comprise lectures and seminars, as well as practical classes where you’ll make the most of our facilities and apply the theories you will learn.

Our Centre for Translation Studies and our Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies subject area run a regular programme of Research and Professionalisation Talks from visiting speakers, many of whom are practicing translators, interpreters, subtitlers, or project managers.

Specialist facilities

At Leeds, we have excellent facilities and resources to support your studies. Our Martin Thomas Translation Labs support all of our translation programmes, complete with 59 high-spec PCs and a wide range of specialist software for translation and subtitling.

The Centre for Translation Studies is also constantly compiling and updating very large corpora of texts in digital form so you can analyse source texts and produce more idiomatic translations. If you want to try your hand at interpreting, you will have the option to do so in our state-of-the-art conference suites.

This course is also available to study part-time over 24 months.


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