MA Translation and Interpreting

Swansea University

Program Description

MA Translation and Interpreting

Swansea University

The MA in Translation and Interpreting (MATI) is a specialised variant, with special emphasis on interpreting skills, of our established MA in Professional Translation. It is an integrated programme designed to turn entrants with proven excellence in foreign languages into successful and marketable professional linguists.

Key Features

At the core of the MATI lies advanced translation work on general, administrative and technical text types, interpreting (in one or two of the following environments: local government, health, police and court), and training in industry-standard Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) tools. Part 1 of the degree also includes opportunities to develop further specialised skills in interpreting, audiovisual translation, machine translation (MT) and software localization, terminology management, video making or digital publishing, while in the Translation Work Experience module students form simulated translation companies, working with local translation businesses, and undertake real commissions to professional standards and deadlines.

These different skills come together in a choice of Part 2 projects: either two Extended Translations of the student’s choice, or an academic Dissertation, or a 13-week Internship in a translation company, in the UK or abroad.

Language pairs (available subject to demand):

  • German > English
  • English > German
  • French > English
  • English > French
  • Italian > English
  • English > Italian
  • Spanish > English
  • English > Spanish
  • Welsh > English
  • English > Welsh
  • English > Arabic
  • English > Mandarin

Entry Requirements

A first degree, normally in Translation, a Language or a related subject, normally an upper second or above (or equivalent). As an alternative, we can accept a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience. Overseas students must be able to demonstrate English language competence at IELTS 6.5. level (or equivalent).

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 8, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug., 2017
Duration
Duration
1 - 3 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
5,600 GBP
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Deadline
Start date Aug., 2017
Place
United Kingdom Swansea, Wales
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Duration 1 - 3 years
Price 5,600 GBP
- UK/EU; 14,100 GBP - International (full-time). £1,900 - UK/EU; £4,700 - International (part-time)