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Program overview

Main Subject

Modern Languages

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MA Translation Studies at Durham University

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Gain the skills and knowledge to translate between a range of leading International Languages and English and explore translation as a profession and an academic discipline.


The MA in Translation Studies is a specialist course that will provide you with the professional skills to translate between a wide range of languages and English and equip you with an understanding of translation as an academic discipline with its own cultural and historical heritage. The course prepares graduates to become professional translators and intercultural communicators or to go on to academic research in the subject.


The languages you will be able to choose from include Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.


The course has been developed around modern theories and strategies and is enriched by the input of professional translators and research-active staff. There are modules in Language, The Use of Translation Technology, Linguistics, Professional Skills, Subtitling, Professional Ethics, Project Management and Intercultural Awareness. For Chinese there is also Interpreting.


The course can be taken full-time over one year or part-time over two years and is based in the School of Modern Languages & Cultures in the centre of Durham City.


In support of your studies, you will have access to a wide range of technical facilities, technical expertise and software, including an Interpreting Suite for Chinese Interpreting and specialist eye-tracking and key-stroke logging equipment for process research projects. You can gain practical experience from the work placement scheme and will also benefit from the programme of masterclasses with professional translators and visiting speakers.


We are a partner of the Chartered Institute of Linguists which acts as an assessor and moderator for the course’s specialised translation exams and offers the opportunity to gain a CIoL qualification as part of the course.


The focus of the course is Effective Intercultural Communication and we are proud of the vital work our graduates do in fostering international understanding.


Our approach to learning and research encourages a freedom of thinking and expression about language and cultures that provides sought-after skills and a worldview that will be attractive to top employers.


In an environment of globalisation, the ability to display a knowledge and understanding of the diverse world we inhabit and to understand and communicate effectively is crucial.


Following graduation, we offer the option of building on your research activity at a higher academic level and progressing into teaching with roles at universities across Europe, the USA, Australia and the Middle East a viable option.


If your aspirations lie more towards developing a professional career, our qualifications offer a weather of opportunities with recent graduates taking up positions in university administration, translation, analytics, museum curating, rare bookselling and the French film industry.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

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Program overview

Main Subject

Modern Languages

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MA Translation Studies at Durham University

[email protected]


Gain the skills and knowledge to translate between a range of leading International Languages and English and explore translation as a profession and an academic discipline.


The MA in Translation Studies is a specialist course that will provide you with the professional skills to translate between a wide range of languages and English and equip you with an understanding of translation as an academic discipline with its own cultural and historical heritage. The course prepares graduates to become professional translators and intercultural communicators or to go on to academic research in the subject.


The languages you will be able to choose from include Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.


The course has been developed around modern theories and strategies and is enriched by the input of professional translators and research-active staff. There are modules in Language, The Use of Translation Technology, Linguistics, Professional Skills, Subtitling, Professional Ethics, Project Management and Intercultural Awareness. For Chinese there is also Interpreting.


The course can be taken full-time over one year or part-time over two years and is based in the School of Modern Languages & Cultures in the centre of Durham City.


In support of your studies, you will have access to a wide range of technical facilities, technical expertise and software, including an Interpreting Suite for Chinese Interpreting and specialist eye-tracking and key-stroke logging equipment for process research projects. You can gain practical experience from the work placement scheme and will also benefit from the programme of masterclasses with professional translators and visiting speakers.


We are a partner of the Chartered Institute of Linguists which acts as an assessor and moderator for the course’s specialised translation exams and offers the opportunity to gain a CIoL qualification as part of the course.


The focus of the course is Effective Intercultural Communication and we are proud of the vital work our graduates do in fostering international understanding.


Our approach to learning and research encourages a freedom of thinking and expression about language and cultures that provides sought-after skills and a worldview that will be attractive to top employers.


In an environment of globalisation, the ability to display a knowledge and understanding of the diverse world we inhabit and to understand and communicate effectively is crucial.


Following graduation, we offer the option of building on your research activity at a higher academic level and progressing into teaching with roles at universities across Europe, the USA, Australia and the Middle East a viable option.


If your aspirations lie more towards developing a professional career, our qualifications offer a weather of opportunities with recent graduates taking up positions in university administration, translation, analytics, museum curating, rare bookselling and the French film industry.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

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Sep-2024

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We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

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Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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