This Masters degree has been designed to:
provide students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the discipline of Translation Studies
enable students to develop the skills upon which professional translator competence is predicated
provide students with advanced expertise in their principal non-native language
provide students with opportunities for further language-training
provide students with appropriate opportunities in professionally-based practice.
The programme includes specialist training in translation technologies and offers opportunities for work experience. Research in Modern Languages at Queen's was ranked 3rd in REF 2014 for Research Intensity and 5th for Grade Point Average, with particular strengths in literary studies, translation and interpreting linguistics, postcolonial studies, visual cultures, digital humanities and medical humanities. The School hosts several large research projects across all the language areas, funded by the AHRC, the Leverhulme Trust and Horizon 2020.
The degree is structured in such a way that students can deepen their understanding of key aspects of translation theory and/or choose to concentrate on more practice-based activities. Delivered through a combination of seminars, workshops, guided private study, a programme of visiting speakers and appropriate professional practice, the structure of the degree will enable students to work towards both of these objectives, or to focus more intensively on one of them. In addition to the elements for which they are enrolled, students are encouraged to audit as many other elements of the programme as they wish.