Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Cymraeg Proffesiynol (Professional Welsh)

From September 2016 a new postgraduate course is being offered which looks at all aspects of the professional translator in contemporary Wales. This course will prepare students for a career in the field of Welsh-English translation and will provide an insight into the translation industry as well as the opportunity to pursue individual interests and specialize in areas such as general translation, legislative translation, translation technology and simultaneous translation. A wide range of modules are offered, such as Introduction to Translation, Introduction to Translation Equipment, General Translation Portfolio, Specialized Translation Portfolio, Simultaneous Translation, Specialized Project, Mastering Language Skills, International Creative Translation. A variety of teaching methods are used in order to prepare students thoroughly for a career in translation. These include practical workshops and face-to-face sessions as well as e-learning sessions. Full support and regular feedback are offered as students complete assignments and compile a translation portfolio. In addition to learning about all aspects of translation, the course also provides an opportunity to gain invaluable work experience in the workplace. Students are required to undertake a short work experience placement, and therefore are able to have first hand experience of the work conditions and expectations of professional translators. This is the best way to develop higher translating skills and to develop useful links for the future. An individual consultation meeting is held with each student when deciding on work experience placements.

Entry requirements

A good degree (2.1 Honours) in Welsh, in professional Welsh, in another language, or in another suitable subject and mastery of written Welsh, or relevant professional experience. Consideration will also be given to applicants with other relevant experience.

Course modules

Scheme structure, the scheme has 100 core credits: semester 1; paratoi a chyflwyno (preparing and presenting) (CYM1120); profiad gwaith (work experience) (CYM1440); portffolio proffesiynol (Professional Portfolio) (CYM1060); cyfieithu proffesiynol (professional translation) (or in semester 2 if polisi Iaith is taught in Semester 1); semester 2; polisi Iaith (language policy) (CYM1320) (or semester 1 if cyfieithu proffesiynol is taught in semester 2); profiad gwaith (work experience) (CYM1440); portffolio proffesiynol (Professional Portfolio) (CYM1060); up to 80 credits can be taken from the 80 credits units; y diwydiant cyhoeddi creadigol yng Nghymru (the creative publishing industry in Wales) (CYM0620); further optional modules will be added going forward.

Assessment methods

These include: examinations; essays; portfolios; oral presentations; thesis.

Sponsorship information

Please see http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/fees-finance/

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time GBP 5,700 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MA Full-time GBP 5,700 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time GBP 13,750 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time GBP 5,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time GBP 5,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time GBP 5,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,875 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
PgCert Full-time GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (EU) 5 months
PgCert Full-time GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (England) 5 months
PgCert Full-time GBP 6,875 per Year 1 (International) 5 months
PgCert Full-time GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 5 months
PgCert Full-time GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (Scotland) 5 months
PgCert Full-time GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 5 months
PgCert Part-time GBP 1,425 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgCert Part-time GBP 1,425 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
PgCert Part-time GBP 1,425 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months
PgCert Part-time GBP 1,425 per Year 1 (EU) 18 months
PgCert Part-time GBP 1,425 per Year 1 (England) 18 months
PgCert Part-time GBP 3,440 per Year 1 (International) 18 months
PgDip Full-time GBP 5,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time GBP 5,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time GBP 5,700 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time GBP 5,700 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time GBP 13,750 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time GBP 5,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Part-time GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (EU) 21 months
PgDip Part-time GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
PgDip Part-time GBP 6,875 per Year 1 (International) 21 months
PgDip Part-time GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time GBP 2,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Welsh
Telephone number: 
01970 622137