University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Translation Studies

Students develop critical thinking on language use and translation; applicants understand the key concepts of the academic discipline of translation studies; students learn to implement the diverse approaches to translation prevalent within translation studies in the form of various translation strategies; students broaden and deepen understanding of a variety of issues in relation to translation, such as gender, power relations, and religion.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be graduates with a good undergraduate degree (equivalent of 2.1 and above) and with a research interest in translation or having professional experience in translation or another relevant field; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Compulsory courses: portfolio of written translation exercises 1 and 2; research in translation studies; translation studies 1. Option courses may include: Baudelaire and Mallarmé as readers of English; Brecht and beyond; Borges and Calvino; decadence in European art and literature; fantastic fiction; gender and translation; the great Russian novel; the harem and the body: space and gender in Middle Eastern literatures; Hispanic transatlantic and French Caribbean literatures and cultures; holocaust and its representation in history and literature; literary criticism and history in modern China; media cultures in modern china; music, poetry and translation; new Europeans: culture, heritage and state; technology and translation in the workplace; translation studies 2.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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