About Professional Translation for European Languages at Newcastle University
The Professional Translation for European Languages MA combines practical training and theory to give you the skills and knowledge to become a professional translator.
You'll work between English and one/two of the following languages:
The professional translation focus is a distinctive feature of this course. It incorporates:
What you'll learn
- translation theory
- professionalism in translation
You will receive expert training in professional tools and computer-assisted translation (CAT) software. The training will explain how to work in different contexts, such as:
- business and finance
- marketing and publicity
- literary translation
In your professional life you will only translate into your mother tongue and our teaching reflects this.
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Notes about fees for this course
See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/professional-translation-for-european-languages-ma/#fees&funding
Normally a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent.
Native-level writers of English must have French, German, Italian or Spanish language as a major component. Native-level writers of French, German, Italian or Spanish must have English language as a major component.
We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have:
- a 2:2 honours degree
- a degree in a non-languages subject
- and/or professional translating experience
To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:
Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with at least 6.5 in speaking and writing, and 6.0 in reading and listening).
Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.
Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.
The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.
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