London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Translation

This vocational course is designed specifically for starting or advancing a career in translation. It covers specialist translation areas including law, politics, medicine, business, information technology, media, subtitling and localisation. It is open to qualified graduates and translators who are seeking a professional qualification in specialised translation. The programme aims to equip you with the required knowledge and skills to succeed in the industry, where the need for qualified translators able to communicate complex, specialised material has never been greater. The course has a vocational emphasis on specialist translation, focusing on areas such as law, politics, medicine, business, information technology, media, subtitling and website and software localisation and translation of institutional documents. You'll have the opportunity to translate using the following languages paired with English (translating into mother language): Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Entry requirements

You will be required to have a good first class degree in translation, interpreting, modern languages or related fields (a 2:2 Honours degree may also be considered). We will also accept applications by translators with substantial experience. Excellent/native proficiency in mother language; near-native proficiency in the first foreign language, good command of the second foreign language (if applicable). Non-native speakers of English require IELTS 6.5 minimum with a minimum score of 6 in all component parts or equivalent. Applicants must also provide two references, one of which must be academic, as well as their first degree mark transcript.

Course modules

Year 1 modules include: Characteristics of Specialised Texts, Independent Research Project, Independent Translation Project, The Translator and the Specialised Text, The Translator and the Translation Process, Translation Tools and the Translator, Work Placement, Subtitling, Translating for International Organisations, and Website and Software Localisation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include translations, commentaries, essays, portfolios, placement report and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,965 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Channel Islands) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,300 per Credit (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 885 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,150 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 8,100 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Channel Islands) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,350 per Credit (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
North Campus Camden N7 8DB South East

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Postgraduate Admissions
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020 7133 4202