The 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. We are very proud that MATI was accepted into the EMT in 2019 and that both of our MA programmes were EMT members until January 2021, when UK programmes were excluded from the Network as a consequence of Brexit.
In this degree, you will undertake advanced translation work on general, administrative and technical text, and training in industry-standard Computer-Assisted Translation tools.
The first part of the degree includes opportunities to develop specialised skills in public service interpreting, audiovisual translation, machine translation and software localisation, terminology management, etc.
In the simulated translation bureau module, you simulate translation companies by working with local translation businesses and delivering on real commissions to professional standards.
In the second part of the degree, 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):
- German > English
- English > German
- French > English
- English > French
- English > Italian
- Spanish > English
- English > Spanish
- English > Welsh
- English > Arabic
- English > Mandarin