Applied Translation Studies at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview The translation industry is a huge area of growth, and demand for well-qualified translators is increasing across the globe. Our MA in Applied Translation Studies will equip you to break down language barriers and help people, organisations and countries communicate more effectively. You'll develop an individual portfolio of translations, take part in team projects, work with leading experts, and train in the latest technological tools for translators. With our strong industry links, you’ll have a wealth of opportunities to expand your practical experience and prepare for a career in translation. You’ll also gain a broad range of skills that are highly valued across a range of other professions, and that will put you in a great position to progress to further postgraduate research in the field. About This Course From the very start of your course, you’ll work with experienced professional translators. You’ll develop a strong theoretical understanding of translation, which you’ll apply to practical translation contexts. The course will enable you to adapt and apply your skills to a broad range of careers in the translation industry. It will also allow you to develop your sensitivity to cross-cultural transfer by exploring translation and intercultural communication, preparing you for work with all kinds of organisations. You’ll train in the use and application of the latest translation technologies and tools. You'll develop a portfolio of your own translations in consultation with a professional translator. You’ll also gain translation work experience through practical group projects, including working on a real translation brief for a partner organisation. In our multimedia self-access room, you’ll be able to enjoy extensive self-study resources and make use of a range of language-specific tools. These include keyboard switch options, customised spell-checkers and comprehensive dictionaries. You can access translating facilities, including specific professional translation software. You'll benefit from access to our digitised Sanako language laboratory for advanced language learning, and our professional interpreter training facilities. We cater for students with a wide range of language pairs (one of which is always English) and welcome students from across the globe. This makes our seminars particularly engaging as you’ll take part in fascinating cross-cultural exchanges with your peers and our staff. Seminars are focused on the relationship between theory and practice, which you can then apply to your language pair in practice via projects and essay work. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


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Entry requirements

Degree classification: Bachelors degree – 2.2 or equivalent. Degree subject: Any subject area - Must be proficient in second language - if not a native language speaker or bilingual, then proof must be at degree level.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with minimum 6.0 in Writing & Speaking and 5.5 in Listening & Reading

English Foreign Language: Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):  Test dates should be within 2 years of the course start date. We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9975 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9975 Whole course
Scotland £9975 Whole course
Wales £9975 Whole course
International £21200 Whole course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Sponsorship information

The university offers a range of scholarships and bursaries which are based on academic merit.

Applied Translation Studies at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS