University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton

Specialised Translation

This programme aims to address the growing demand for translators with skills in translating technical texts. The programme will familiarise you with the sociocultural, linguistic and technical dimensions that characterise specialised multilingual material. Through working with dedicated software and high-tech industry standard equipment, you will learn the skills you need to enter the professional market and gain the knowledge to pursue further research in this field. There is a particular emphasis on learning translation tools (in particular SDL Trados) and on localisation, especially for video games. This programme is not limited to specific language pairs. You can work into and out of English and another language of your choice. You will be taught by staff who are leaders in the field of translation and whose work has influenced organisations such as OFCOM. They work closely with industry and bring in key professionals in the field to teach and give talks, thus helping you to make vital industry contacts. Roehampton boasts state-of-the-art language labs with cutting-edge translation software, including SDL Trados, Swift and WinCAPS. The lab also features a training suite and an open access area where you can work independently. In recent years our graduates have found work with a broad range of organisations including: media companies and broadcasters such as the BBC, France TV, and RTVE; subtitling companies such as IMS, Deluxe, ITFC; and translation and localisation providers including Pole To Win, London Translations and JF Traduções e Interpretações. As a Specialise Translation student you will become a member of the Centre for Research in Translation and Transcultural Studies, which promotes excellence in research into translation-related areas including language learning, audiovisual translation, accessibility to the media and other areas of translation.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,520 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 13,520 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southlands College Wandsworth SW15 5SL South East

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