Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Translation Studies

This course offers knowledge and expertise for students wishing to pursue a career as professional translators in the public and private sectors, or wishing to pursue further study in translation. Training in translation also prepares students for careers in other language-related professions, including journalism, public relations or language teaching. Specifically, the programme aims to: facilitate a full understanding of the development of the discipline of translation studies and of the translation industry, and allow the pursuit of specialist or vocational interests within a general framework common to all students on the programme; acquaint students with the main theoretical issues, and demonstrate how they have a bearing on students specialist area of study, be that the practical translation of literary, legal, medical or administrative texts, or the academic study of translation e.g. its theory and history, or the complex, cultural transactions it involves; develop a clear awareness of the problems of understanding and interpretation raised by the practice of translation through analysis of key texts in translation studies; promote the development of analytical, practical, evaluative, aesthetic and expository skills that will serve to address these problems in both applied and theoretical contexts; encourage the development of research skills specifically related to the student's specialist area of interest in order, as appropriate, to prepare the theoretical and methodological groundwork for a dissertation or for an annotated translation project; foster skills in the balanced interpretation of the cultural and linguistic contexts for the practice of translation, in order to enable a solid grasp of the practical implications of political and cultural arguments in the context of translation studies; explore and promote the development of effective strategies for managing complex linguistic and cultural transactions.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

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