The Extended MA in Professional Translation (MAPT) will develop you from an excellent foreign language speaker into a successful professional linguist.
In 2009 the MAPT became one of only five UK-based founding members of the European Master’s in Translation Network, set up by the Directorate General for Translation (DGT) of the European Commission to raise standards of translator training.
This 240 credit, Bologna-compliant programme can be studied full-time over 15 to 21 months, or part-time over four years. The second part of the course can be studied abroad.
You will undertake advanced translation work in one or two language pairs on general, administrative and technical text, and training in industry-standard Computer-Assisted Translation tools.
Part one includes opportunities to develop specialised skills in interpreting, audiovisual translation, machine translation and software localisation, terminology management, etc.
In the simulated translation bureau module you will simulate translation companies by working with local translation businesses and delivering on real commissions to professional standards.
In part two you are presented with a choice of two extended translations, or an academic dissertation, or a 13-week internship at a translation company in the UK or overseas.
Language pairs (subject to demand):
From English into: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Spanish, Welsh
Into English from: French, German, Spanish
This extended course involves 60 further credits of part one modules, or a second project. A unique second stage option is the METS year abroad, in which you take 50 credits at two partner translation schools, with a 20 credit report for Swansea leading to a double award: Swansea MA plus METS Diploma.