Develop high-level interpreting and translation skills on this challenging course, where you’ll use state-of-the-art technology to gain the knowledge base and practical skills to succeed in the language services industry. You’ll gain essential skills in interpreting, analysis, active listening and note-taking, then build on this foundation by practising specialised liaison and simultaneous interpreting in our interpreting facilities. You’ll also develop an awareness of the markets and environments in which interpreters work including international business as well as an understanding of legal and medical interpreting. You can also choose from optional modules informed by the leading research of our staff such as genre analysis, corpus linguistics, computer-assisted translation and machine translation. Contracted practitioners and leading academics come together in our Centre for Translation Studies. This exciting course will prepare you to succeed in a competitive and rewarding sector. Centre for Translation Studies 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 conference interpreting facilities are equipped with single and double interpreter booths, and a video link to practise remote interpreting. The Electronic Resources and Information Centre (ERIC) will be the centre of your translation work, complete with 59 high-spec PCs and a wide range of specialist software for translation and subtitling. The Centre for Translation Studies benefits from close links with organisations such as the Institute for Translation and Interpreting as well as the EU and UN (in Geneva and Vienna). This programme is regulated by a Memorandum of Understanding between the University and the Directorate General for Interpretation and Conferences of the European Parliament – a testament to our success in training conference interpreters. It’s a great opportunity to prepare for a career in the language services industry in a city that’s full of cultural and linguistic diversity.
We use different forms of assessment, depending on the types of modules you choose. Normally these will include essays, assignments and reports as well as exams, in-course oral assessment and occasionally case studies. Translation modules will also include translation tests.
A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons). We welcome applicants from a diverse range of subject disciplines. Applicants are required to have an excellent command of English and one or more foreign languages. Applicants will be interviewed and undertake translation tests in their chosen language/s. If you do not have a degree, equivalent experience will be considered.
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