Arabic and English Translation, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This programme will equip you with Arabic-English and/or English-Arabic translation skills for different types of texts, as well as an understanding of the theory underpinning your practice.

About

You’ll work with a range of text types, including journalistic, administrative, technical and literary texts. You’ll also deepen your knowledge of methods, approaches and concepts in translation studies.

You’ll also choose optional modules that suit your interests and career aspirations, on issues in translation and language more generally, such as Arabic/English stylistics, translation for international organisations, computer-assisted translation, applied linguistics and genre analysis.

Taught by expert researchers and contracted practitioners, this programme makes use of the expertise across the Centre for Translation Studies and Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies within the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies. It’s a great opportunity to learn valuable skills in a city full of cultural and linguistic diversity.

Career opportunities

This programme will equip you with practical translation skills between two major world languages which are increasingly valuable to a wide range of employers across industries.

It’s excellent preparation for working in fields where Arabic is a working language, or where translation in and out of Arabic is needed. These include foreign diplomacy, the media, NGOs and international organisations, the travel and tourism sector, teaching and areas of the publishing, cultural and marketing industries.

Other graduates progress to PhD research, or work as specialised freelance translators.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Specialised English-Arabic Translation 
  • Specialised Arabic-English Translation
  • Long Annotated Translation
  • Long Dissertation
  • Short Annotated Translation
  • Dissertation: Translation Studies
  • Comparative Arabic/English Stylistics 
  • Translation for International Organisations (English-Arabic)
  • Pragmatics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Foundations of Phonetics and Phonology
  • Foundations of Syntax
  • Topics in Phonetics and Phonology
  • Topics in Syntax
  • Approaches to Linguistics and Language Acquisition
  • Computers and the Translator
  • Introduction to Screen Translation
  • Corpus Linguistics for Translators
  • English for Translators
  • Rhetoric and Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Interpreting Skills
  • Genres in Translation
  • International Organisations: Context, Theory and Practice
  • Literary Translation
  • English in International Communication
  • Writing for Professional Purposes

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2): 176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons).

International qualifications

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

Tuition Fee

Funding

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