University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton

Accessibility and Filmmaking

This is the first MA in the world to combine audiovisual translation, accessibility and film making. It will familiarise students with the socio-cultural, linguistic and technical dimensions in audiovisual translation in order to explore how filmmaking � and particularly editing � can help students to become better translators. You will learn how to make films and how to make them accessible to both foreign viewers (through subtitling, dubbing and voice-over) and to viewers with hearing or visual loss (through subtitles and audio description).

Entry requirements

The programme is not limited to specific language pairs, students work into and out of English and another language of their choice or monolingually in English. French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese and Spanish are provided every year. Depending on the number of students, other language combinations may also be offered, notably Arabic, Polish, Portuguese and Russian. The decision to run any particular language combination will be at the discretion of the programme convener in consultation with the head of department. Entry to the programmes is open to applicants with a good 1st degree in a relevant topic area (linguistics, modern languages, economics, law, film etc.). All candidates will need to demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills in English. We particularly welcome students who have done a degree in translation. Non-native speakers of English should normally have at least 6.5 IELTS. The programme convener reserves the right to interview any of the candidates under this category. The programmes are also open to candidates with an appropriate professional qualification or with proven professional expertise in the field of translation. All candidates under this category will be interviewed by the programme convener. All applicants will be required to supply the names of 2 referees that will be able to comment on the applicant's academic suitability and knowledge of English where appropriate.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

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