SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

Theory and Practice of Translation (Asian and African Languages)

This programme combines training of practical translation skills with teaching of translation theories. The aim of the programme is to enhance students' methodological and practical skills in translation, preparing them for the professional market as (freelance) translators or other language professionals, while providing an intellectual perspective on the discipline of translation studies.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class or above Honours degree (or equivalent); fluency in the specified African or Asian language at least to the level of that imparted by a 1st degree in that language.

Course modules

Translation theory; Arabic/English/Arabic translation; practical translation: Chinese to English; practical translation: English to Chinese; practical translation: Japanese into English; practical translation: English into Japanese; practical translation from and into Korean; practical translation from and into Persian; practical translation from and into Swahili.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Oriental and African Studies Camden WC1H 0XG South East

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