University of Bath

University of Bath

Translation and Professional Language Skills

This programme is designed to prepare linguists for careers in several areas of specialised language work in which there is a rapidly growing demand for highly trained speakers of English, both in the UK and abroad. These include translation, editing and revision, précis writing, public service interpreting and proofreading. The programme also covers real world skills such as translation management and setting up in business as a translator. Placements are normally organised during the year with the language services of international organisations, government departments or translation companies.

Entry requirements

1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university; English as the 1st language (candidates with English as their 1st language are those who have completed primary and secondary education in an English speaking country. Other criteria may be applied on a case by case basis, such as bi-lingual ability). Applicants need to offer 1 or 2 of the languages taught in the Department (French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish). 2 references are required. At least 1 of these must be an academic reference.

Course modules

Semester 1: core modules: editing and revision; professional translation. Optional modules: proofreading; translation management; public speaking. Semester 2: core modules: editing and revision; professional translation. Optional modules: précis writing for UN; enterprise skills; using technology in the T and I Industry; public service interpreting; 15,000 word thesis: annotated translation or a project type.

Assessment methods

Assessment consists of a combination of coursework essays, class exercises, translations, projects, oral presentations and examinations.

Sponsorship information

AHRB bursary through Professional Preparation Master's Scheme.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY South West

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