University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Business Translation with Interpreting

The expansion of international travel and trade, and the growing complexity of international communication have increased demand for translation and interpreting services. Learning from professionals and academics in a supportive environment, this programme will prepare students for private and public sector employment or for research in the 2 fields. The programme is offered in English paired with Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish, according to demand.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a UK 2.2 Honours degree, or equivalent, in the relevant language or another relevant subject; alternative qualifications and professional experience may be considered; a subsequent condition for all applicants meeting these requirements is the successful completion of an interpreting aptitude test; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5- reading: 6.0/writing: 6.5/speaking: 6.5/listening: 6.0.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Economic/business translation 1 and 2; consecutive and dialogue interpreting 1 and 2; interpreting studies; translation issues 2; dissertation; optional modules: Scientific/technical translation 1 and 2; ab initio language for translation purposes 1 and 2; simultaneous interpreting 1 and 2; consecutive and dialogue interpreting 1 and 2 (in another language pair); computer-assisted translation; corpora in translation/interpreting practice and research; translation of persuasive texts; interpreting and society; public service interpreting (PSI) trends and issues; research methods in translation studies.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include the completion of a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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