This course focuses on computer-assisted translation to give you valuable experience of the localisation, project and terminology management tools that are used in professional practice. You'll also work with students specialising in a wide range of languages to produce multilingual translation projects. Provided you pass our entry translation test(s), you can specialise in translation between English and up to three languages, as follows: from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish into English, and from English into Arabic, Chinese and Japanese. In addition, you'll be able to choose from optional modules informed by the research of our experts on topics such as audiovisual translation, machine translation, and genre analysis. You'll be taught by both leading Centre for Translation Studies researchers and contracted practitioners who will equip you with a good knowledge base and practical skills to launch an exciting career in the language services industry. Specialist facilities As a proud member of CIUTI (Conférence internationale permanente d'instituts universitaires de traducteurs et interprètes), the Centre for Translation Studies benefits from excellent facilities and resources to support your studies. Our Electronic Resources and Information Centres (ERIC and ERIN) support all of our translation programmes, complete with 59 high-spec PCs and a wide range of specialist software for translation and subtitling. The Centre for Translation Studies is also constantly compiling and updating very large corpora of texts in digital form so you can analyse source texts and produce more idiomatic translations. Moreover, you can also see our interpreting students at work in our state-of-the-art conference suites. In addition to translation theory and specialised translation, this course focuses on providing you with training in the different facets of the Languages Industry, from localisation project management, to working with CAT tools, communicating effectively, and developing finance and marketing skills. In this context, the core modules provide specialised training in an impressive range of software tools widely used by leading translation and localisation companies, such as Trados Studio, Multiterm and Passolo, memoQ, Memsource, OmegaT, Matecat, Verifka and Xbench. You will also have access to additional cutting-edge language technologies such as Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Sketch Engine, PerfectIt and Déjà Vu Workgroup. This course is also available to study part-time over 18 months, or as an MA qualification.
A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons). We welcome applicants from a diverse range of subject disciplines. Other relevant qualifications or experience may also be considered, such as professional/work/voluntary experience. Applicants will undertake translation tests in their chosen language/s.
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