Translation, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • 15200
    Tuition (Year)
    6500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
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The Translation programme from University of Bristol is a distance-learning Masters programme for aspiring or practising translators. It is suitable for graduates in any discipline offering any one or two of the following languages, in addition to English: Czech, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish. The MA combines intensive language-specific practice with training in translation theory and translation technologies.
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About

The Translation programme from University of Bristol is a distance-learning Masters programme for aspiring or practising translators. It is suitable for graduates in any discipline offering any one or two of the following languages, in addition to English: Czech, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish. The MA combines intensive language-specific practice with training in translation theory and translation technologies.

You will study interactively, as part of an online group, led by a tutor. The programme is taught entirely online and you are not expected to come to campus at all. Our library has an excellent stock of ebooks and ejournals on translation. However, you are just as much a member of the university as any other student and we are always delighted to welcome you to Bristol if you can get here. We organise a programme of translation talks and seminars each year.

Online group discussion means that we have a very lively and supportive learning community. If you need help on a one-to-one basis, tutors can support you in a number of different ways, using Skype, phone or email.

Accreditation

A distinguished heritage

The University of Bristol has had a reputation for innovation since its founding in 1876. It was the first institute of higher education in the country to admit women on an equal basis with men and in 1946 established the UK's first university drama department. More recently, the University has influenced many aspects of our lives through life-changing research in areas such as cot death prevention and 3G mobile technology innovation.

Investing in the future

We aim to give you the best student experience possible and we continually invest in new and existing facilities, training, technology and services. We offer a high-quality, research-led education that encourages independence of mind. Studying at university is a significant investment and we will ensure that you are prepared for your chosen career. A Bristol degree is highly attractive to employers and a sound investment in your future.

Outstanding people

We offer you the chance to explore your chosen subject with world-leading academics as well as other students who share your passion. We continually enhance our global reputation through our research and by recruiting the best academics. As a leading university, we attract students from all over the world, creating a rich and exciting international community.

A wealth of opportunity

The University is small enough to feel warm and friendly, with personal tutors, student health and welfare services, and accommodation wardens to support you, but big enough to provide outstanding extra-curricular opportunities. There are hundreds of student societies that will give you opportunities to broaden your horizons and forge lifelong interests and relationships.

A green university

The environment is high on our agenda. We were the first university to take part in the Green Impact Awards, a scheme to reduce collective environmental impact, and one of only eight UK universities selected to take part in a pilot for the Green Academy programme to make sustainability part of the curriculum. We have also won accolades for our energy efficiency, our transport planning and our environmentally innovative

The university for you

By coming to Bristol, you will share in our proud heritage and help shape our future. We hope that when you see all that Bristol has to offer, you will decide that this is the place for you.

Programme Structure

Diploma level

You must complete six taught units.

Core Units

These units are compulsory:

  • A­pplied Translation in one of the available languages
  • Introduction to Specialised Translation in one of the available languages
  • Theories of Translation 1
Optional Units

You must select three further units from the following list. Please note, optional units can vary each year but may include:

  • Computer-Assisted Translation
  • The Translation Industry
  • Principles of Subtitling
  • Theories of Translation 2
  • Applied Translation in a further language
  • Introduction to Specialised Translation in a further language
  • Supervised Individual Study
Masters level

The dissertation unit is open to any student who has successfully completed the Diploma part of the course with an average mark of 50 per cent or above. In order to obtain the MA, you must complete a dissertation. This may be an annotated translation of a previously untranslated text, or a research-based dissertation on an aspect of translation or translation theory.

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  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 36 months
  • Part-time variant
    Flexible
  • Structure
    Fully structured
  • Student interaction
    Online group works/assignments
  • Attendance
    No Attendance
  • Teacher support
    Continuous support with feedback on request

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Academic Requirements

  • An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in the relevant language(s).
  • Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15200 International
  • GBP 6500 EEA

Part time fees (per year for three years):

  • UK/EU £2,167
  • Overseas £5,607
PG DiplomaFull-time fees:
  • UK/EU £4,333
  • Overseas £10,133
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The award recognises studying abroad as a positively life changing experience for many students as well as promoting intercultural understanding and tolerance. Successful candidates will receive up to £10,000 to be applied toward the cost of tuition fees.

Funding

Funding for international postgraduate students is limited and you must have enough funding in place for your living costs and your tuition before you arrive at university.

Master's degrees

  • Funding for taught Master's degrees is limited to the DfID scheme, which is only open to students from Commonwealth developing countries coming to this University to study specific courses.

Research degrees

  • PhD funding is more general - there are no limitations placed on nationality or course, providing Bristol is able to offer supervision for the topic being researched. A limited number of studentships are available for each area of study.

We recommend that you contact the British Council in your home country, and the department you want to study in at University, to see if they know of any funding available.

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