MA in Translation Studies
The MA in Translation Studies at the University of Leicester prepares students for the translation professions and for progression to further academic study. The programme is available in both full time (1 year of study) and part time (2 years of study) study modes.
You will practise translating between English and one other language, and receive a thorough grounding in the academic intellectual discipline of Translation Studies. You will study the history and theory of translation, and current issues in the discipline. You will experience various forms of translating practice using appropriate resources, and receive training in general and subject specific research skills.
You will be introduced to the research paradigms relevant to advanced investigations of translation processes, products, and environments, and be prepared for entry to the profession. Each year, a small number of students can expect to be able to progress to further study to PhD level. The Research Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies provides a seminar series and regular conferences which are open to students on the MA in Translation.
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There is one £1,000 bursary available to UK/EU applicants and one £2,000 bursary available to international applicants. Applications for scholarships need to be submitted on or before 31st March 2013. For further details, contact Professor Kirsten Malmkjær, by email: email@example.com.
Typical career destinations for graduates of Masters programmes in translation include the translation professions (text translating and editing; subtitling; dubbing; localisation), as well as other professions involving translating and multilingual texts processing (tourism; journalism; copy writing; international business communication). Many translators work freelance, while others are employees of multinational corporations and organisations, or bodies such as the United Nations and the European Union. Internationally, a degree in translation is often seen as useful for promotion within academia, in particular in language education. The Leicester programme is also particularly good preparation for further study to PhD level and beyond.
Entry Requirements and Application Form
You should hold an upper second class degree or equivalent in a relevant subject and have native or near native abilities in English and one other language. If your first language is not English or you have not lived in a country where English is the primary language for the past three years, you need to satisfy the University’s English language requirements.
Loyalty discounts for University of Leicester students & graduates
A tuition fee discount of 10% (pro-rata for part-time study) is offered to all current or former University of Leicester students who register on the MA Translation Studies degree for October 2013 entry. This includes UK, EU and International students.
The discount will also be offered to students who gain places on the MA in Humanities and the MA in Film and Film Cultures (run by the department of History of Art & Film, and jointly taught by staff in the School of Modern Languages). The discount also applies to postgraduate study in other departments in the College of Arts, Humanities and Law and includes study at MA or MPhil/PhD level.
The discount will be applied automatically, so you do not need to fill in any additional forms or apply formally.