University of Essex

University of Essex

Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling

This course is for those who want to develop their skills to become professional translators or interpreters, or to work in subtitling. The course offers written translation, oral interpreting and film and video subtitling within a single programme. Students learn how to use their language skills to translate, interpret and subtitle effectively in a culturally-sensitive way. The course emphasises hands-on training. Students work with native speakers in developing their ability to move accurately and quickly between their chosen language and English in a variety of contexts. This course involves English and 1 of French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish. Students can be native speakers of any of these languages, as they earn to translate to and from both languages. Students use the latest industry-standard software for translation and subtitling and develop their conference interpreting skills in a lecture-theatre-based suite of interpreting booths, gaining the skills and expertise for a career in professional translation, interpreting and subtitling.

Entry requirements

Native English speakers: Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, in French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish. Native French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish speakers: Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, which includes English as a major component. If you have a joint Honours degree (such as business studies with English), your performance in the English component must be of a good standard. We also require IELTS 6.5 with 6 in writing or TOEFL iBT 88 for non-native English speakers.

Course modules

Modules include: Principles of translation and interpreting; subtitling: principles and practice; technologies of translation; graduate research assignment; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods typically involve written coursework, class tests and practical testing.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,950 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,475 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, Department of Language and Linguistics
Telephone number: 
01206 872719