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Translation

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.

Why Queen's
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.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a relevant subject. A 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may be acceptable with relevant professional experience. Students wishing to take language components of the programme must demonstrate a high level of foreign-language proficiency.

Admission under the Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) may be considered for this course. Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for the University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and information on application procedures.

International Qualifications
For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

Additional Information for International Students
International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.

For additional information, please visit our website.
• English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level.
• Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English
• See Also The Into Graduate Diploma In Finance Which Combines Academic Study, Intensive English Language Teaching And Study Skills To Prepare You For Entry Into A University Masters Degree.

Duration

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects
Graduates can pursue careers in a range of areas where translation skills are required, eg academic, creative writing, translation and interpreting industry, public policy, business and commerce and journalism.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Further enquiries

Professor David Johnston
School of Modern Languages
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 3343
Email: d.johnston@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.qub.ac.uk/ml

Subjects taught

Modules
• Audio-Visual Translation 1
• Audio-Visual Translation 2
• Business of Translation (Compulsory)
• Literary Translation Principles of Community Interpreting
• Specialist Translation: Legal, Scientific and Medical Texts
• The Identity of the Translator
• Theory and Practice of Translation (Compulsory)
• Translating for Performance
• Translation and Linguistics
• Translation and Public Policy
• Translation of Poetry
• Translation of Sacred Texts

Assessment method

A combination of essays, annotated translations and research projects.

Application date

Postgraduate Taught

In general, there are no closing dates for the majority of courses (those with closing dates will be highlighted in the Course Finder). However we advise you to apply as early as possible, particularly for those courses where there is a high demand for places. Early application is also important for international applicants to allow sufficient time to obtain a student entry visa.

Postgraduate Research

There is no standard closing date. You should however check both the University’s website and refer to the relevant School/Institute webpage for information on deadline dates for postgraduate funding applications, as these will also determine when your application for admission should be submitted.

Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2017

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