University of Bristol

Translation

This is a distance-learning master's programme for aspiring or practising translators. It is suitable for graduates in any discipline offering one or two of the following languages in addition to English: Czech, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish. The MA combines intensive language-specific practice with training in translation theory and translation technologies. You will study interactively, as part of an online group led by a tutor. The programme is taught entirely online and you are not expected to come to campus at all. Our library has an excellent stock of e-books and e-journals on translation. However, you are just as much a member of the University as any other student and we would be delighted to welcome you to Bristol if you want to visit. We organise a programme of translation talks and seminars each year. Online group discussion means that we have a very lively and supportive learning community. If you need help on a one-to-one basis, tutors can support you in a number of different ways, for example using Skype, phone or email. The University has close links with professional associations and helps students to take advantage of internships in the EU and the UK where possible. We have corporate membership of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) and institutional membership of the American Translators' Association (ATA). We are on the ATA's list of approved providers of translator training.

Course modules

For the diploma part of the programme you must complete six taught units. Three of these are compulsory and three are selected from a list of options. Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our Postgraduate Diploma in Translation. In order to obtain the MA, you must complete a dissertation. The dissertation unit is open to any student who has successfully completed the diploma part of the course with an average mark of 50 per cent or above. The dissertation may be an annotated translation of a previously untranslated text, or a research-based dissertation on an aspect of translation or translation theory. Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MA in Translation. (http://www.bris.ac.uk/unit-programme-catalogue/RouteStructure.jsa?byCoho...)

Sponsorship information

The University of Bristol is part of the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP), which will be offering studentships for September 2018. For information on other funding opportunities, please see the Faculty of Arts funding pages. (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/study/postgraduate/funding/)

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 16,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MA Full-time January 2019 GBP 16,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time January 2019 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time January 2019 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2018 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time January 2019 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time January 2019 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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