Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Applied Translation

This course is designed to help students undertake translations, reflect on their translation practice and improve upon it. They will do this through a programme of translation workshops and practical exercises designed to simulate the rigours of work as a professional translator. Students will translate real-life texts, liaise with 'clients' and provide businesses and communities with professional-standard translations. In completing these exercises, students will gain valuable experience and generate an impressive portfolio of translation work for use in seeking employment or research positions.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5 per cent or above in at least 2 of the following languages: English; French; German; Spanish.

Course modules

Core modules include: debates in translation studies 1; ethics and aesthetics of translation; translation and linguistics; translation for business and the community; debates in translation studies 2; translation and linguistics; translation for television, stage and screen; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes the form of translations, commentaries, projects, presentations and a portfolio. Each student produces a substantial final project piece in the form of a traditional Master's dissertation in their subject or a substantial translation and commentary.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,250 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,625 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Modern Languages
Telephone number: 
01970 622522