The MA in Translation Studies / MA i Staidéar an Aistriúcháin at Dublin City University is a one-year, full-time or a two year part-time programme which provides advanced linguistic and technical training, leading to a postgraduate qualification in Translation Studies.
Dublin City University is the only Irish university offering a comprehensive postgraduate programme in Translation Studies, with a wide range of modules in Translation Technology, Audiovisual Translation, Translation as a Profession and Translation Practice in one or two of French, German, Irish, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese. Translation is into English except for students taking Irish who work into Irish.
The MA in Translation Studies at DCU is a member of the European Masters in Translation (EMT) Network established by the Directorate-General for Translation at the European Commission. This has established the MA programme as one of the most prestigious in Europe. DCU is the only University on the island of Ireland to host programmes admitted to the EMT. For more information see: https://ec.europa.eu/info/european-masters-translation-emt_en
Lecturers on the MA in Translation Studies at Dublin City University are internationally recognised scholars in the field of Translation Studies, many of whom have extensive connections with the translation profession and the translation industry.
The fees payable in September 2016 were 6,750 euro for EU citizens and 13,700 euro for non-EU citizens.
Irish language scholarships
DCU may award full or half scholarships to applicants studying Irish in 2017, based on the quality of MTS applications received. Successful candidates will be notified in August 2017.
Under the Higher Education Authority /Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Irish Advanced Skills Initiative, all postgraduate candidates wishing to study Irish translation at designated centres around the country are now required to sit the TEG B2 exam before being accepted onto programmes. TEG B2 exams have been scheduled for 1 April 2017 and 12 August 2017 with respective application deadlines of 1 April and 28 July. For more detailed information see http://www.teg.ie/maidir-le-scr%C3%BAduithe/teg-riachtanais-ollscoile-.4....
DCU will reimburse the TEG cost in full in 2017, provided applicants pass the exam and then come on board the MTS programme to study Irish translation.
Those who fail to take the TEG B2 exam in time and are accepted onto the MTS are required to sit the TEG exam at the first available opportunity thereafter. Students of Irish will be required to pass TEG C1 before completing their studies in 2018.
The MA in Translation Studies:
Develops a range of professional and linguistic skills appropriate to the translation profession
Provides practical training in the translation of a range of specialised texts
Equips students with the technological tools and skills required in the profession in the twenty-first century
Introduces students to contemporary theoretical issues in Translation Studies.
Students on the MA in Translation Studies take core modules Translation Technology, Computerised Terminology, Translation Theory and Research Methodologies along with translation modules where they work into English (except for Irish where students work into Irish). Optional modules may include Scientific/Technical Translation, Localisation, Community Interpreting, Translation as a Profession, EU Institutions Study Trip, Digital Methods in Language and Discourse.
Students write a dissertation over the course of the summer months. Alternatively, they can participate in a three-month work placement in Ireland or abroad.