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University of Portsmouth: Translation Studies

Institution University of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Web www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate
Email admissions@port.ac.uk
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught

Summary

Overview

If you're a language graduate or practising translator, you can take your skills to postgraduate level with this MA Translation Studies degree course. This is a flexible course, that you can choose to study full-time, part-time or through distance learning.

On this course, you'll learn translation skills and get the technological and theoretical knowledge you'll need for a successful career. You can study around your existing professional and personal commitments by choosing between full-time, part-time, campus-based and distance learning options.

The flexible nature of this course means that you can work towards one of the following exit awards, depending on the number of credits and length of your study:

  • MA in Translation Studies (180 credits)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies (120) credits

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Translation Studies (60) credits

When you graduate, you'll be qualified to work as a translator in the UK or abroad, or to pursue further studies, such as a PhD.

You can start this course in September or January (distance learning option only).

What you'll experience On this course you'll:

  • Specialise in translation between English and your choice of language, from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian or Spanish

  • Learn the basics of staff, agency and freelance translation work

  • Choose from topics including Translation Technologies and Subtitling, Technical Communication and Intercultural Communication

  • Learn through a combination of workshops (either on campus or via distance learning), tutorials and virtual learning, including email, Skype and telephone communication with tutors

  • Combine practice and theory to get you ready for the workplace

  • Get the chance to complete a work placement report (or confirmation of prior learning) through the Professional Portfolio option

  • Graduate with a professional qualification that's recognised by the European Masters in Translation Network

"[The course has] everything an individual with a passion for languages would ever wish for - the theory behind how languages interact with each other, as well as the cultural knowledge needed to make the process of translation possible." - Gabriela Wanat, MA Translation Studies

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

What can you do with a Translation Studies degree?

Career options when you graduate include:

  • Translation project management

  • Translation

  • Freelance Translation

  • Editing

  • Copywriting

  • Further research

Other graduates have continued their studies to PhD level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

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University of Portsmouth

It’s time to dive deeper into what you love, become a real expert and figure out how to make your mark.

Taught qualification or independent research? On-campus teaching or online part-time study? At Portsmouth, you can choose from a wide range of subjects and modes of study.

Why Portsmouth?

  •    5***** rated for excellence in the QS World University rankings 2021
  • Outstanding Gold-rated teaching for our students (TEF)
  • Dedicated Graduate School supporting all research students
  • 84% satisfaction with course quality (PTES Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2020
  • Master’s Scholarships available for high achievers

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