The MATLT is offered through the Department of Languages, Translation and Media in the College of Arts and Humanities. The MA is a professionally focused, integrated course designed to turn entrants with proven foreign language competence into successful and marketable future professionals equipped with the skills now in demand in the language services industry world wide, including the key ability to develop their own specialisms. Our philosophy can be summed up in the phrase ‘hands on’: students learn by doing and we aim to teach strategies as much as solutions, based on our own extensive experience of working as and training translators. Successful MATLT graduates are now employed all over the world as freelance and in-house translators, project managers, terminologists, software developers and in many other fields.
Part-time study: A minimum of two-years study up to three-years.
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The MATLT has been selected by the European Commission as one of the members of its European Master's in Translation network. This network, launched in September 2009, has 34 members throughout Europe.
It is possible to undertake part of the programme and qualify for a Postgraduate Diploma in Translation with Language Technology, a Postgraduate Certificate in Translation or a Postgraduate Certificate in Language Technology.
The typical entry requirement is a minimum of a lower second class BA degree (with an overall average of at least 55%) or equivalent, in English, European or Chinese language, Humanities, Social Science or related subject area. Overseas students are expected to possess and IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if English is not their first language. Relevant work experience is also taken into consideration.
AHRC awards are available, and Local Education Authority awards can sometimes be obtained.
The University offers a number of bursaries for graduate study for UK and EU students.
The MA in Translation with Language Technology is offered through the Department of Languages, Translation and Media in the College of Arts and Humanities. The Department's research groups provide a distinct international and multi-disciplinary forum for the advancement of research. Regular research seminars and lectures are run through these groups and also the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH) which students are encouraged to attend.
The College also has a Graduate Centre. The Centre fosters and supports individual and collaborative research activity of international excellence and offers a vibrant and supportive environment for students pursuing postgraduate research and postgraduate taught masters study. The Centre provides postgraduate training to enhance research and writing skills and offers support for career development.
Assessment is normally through a combination of examination and course work, however, you should contact the admissions tutor of your course for detailed information on assessment.
Information regarding dates and times for Enrolment can be found on the Student Records webpages.
Applications should be made through UCAS.
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