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Business and Legal Translation, MA

Middlesex University

  • October, 2019 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9100.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

According to the National Centre for Languages, demand for translators "is being driven by globalisation, migration and political changes … giving rise to difficulties securing the services of appropriately qualified translators". Employers particularly expect translators to possess contextual, cultural and ethical knowledge and understanding of their field.

Why study MA/PGDip Translation (Business and Legal)* at Middlesex University?

Our new translation courses have been designed to provide you with the opportunity to gain an insight into the needs of a professional translator in a globalised world where businesses, institutions and governmental organisations require more translation work. Our two courses, Audiovisual and Literary Translation and Business and Legal Translation, cover fields of translation that are particularly in demand, opening up increased career opportunities and providing the competencies and skills required to maximise your employability.

We work closely with the Institute of Linguists and are the only programme in London which offers specialised business or law modules alongside their translation modules. During the course, you will gain valuable insights from professionals and academics in relevant areas and you'll have access to specialist facilities and equipment, including labs and relevant software, such as SDL Trados and WinCAPS.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in an Erasmus exchange, and research and write up your dissertation in the translation departments of prestigious partner universities in Alicante, Geneva, Heidelberg, Innsbruck, Leipzig, Paris, Vienna or Warsaw.

According to the National Centre for Languages, demand for translators "is being driven by globalisation, migration and political changes … giving rise to difficulties securing the services of appropriately qualified translators". Employers particularly expect translators to possess contextual, cultural and ethical knowledge and understanding of their field. Why...

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Course Content

You will be taught through lectures and seminars with plenty of student participation in discussions and the occasional oral presentations by students. We place emphasis on developing student autonomy, and you will be expected to read widely and with some independence beyond the set reading. A number of modules are assessed by essays for which titles have been provided by the module tutor, while for other assessments you will be required to select your own topics in consultation with the module tutor.

Modules

  • Translating Technical Texts (30 credits) - Compulsory

  • Translation Theories and Cultures (30 credits) - Compulsory

  • Translating Business and Legal Texts (30 credits) - Compulsory

  • Research Methods and Dissertation (60 credits) - Compulsory

  • Contemporary Management (30 credits) - Optional

  • Management in a Globalised World (30 credits) - Optional

You will be taught through lectures and seminars with plenty of student participation in discussions and the occasional oral presentations by students. We place emphasis on developing student autonomy, and you will be expected to read widely and with some independence beyond the set reading. A number of modules are assessed by essays for which titles have been provided by the module tutor,...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Hendon

Full Time, 1 year

October, 2019

£9100.00

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Entry Requirements

Qualifications

  • We welcome applications from graduates with a 2:2 honours degree or above (or equivalent) in a relevant subject such as languages or linguistics
  • Applicants must have a native or near-native command of English and of at least one other language
  • As the programme offers business/legal translation and literary/audiovisual translation pathways, we also consider applicants with relevant degrees in those areas, provided they have the required language skills.

Eligibility

UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.

Academic credit for previous study or experience

If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.

Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions

Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.

Qualifications We welcome applications from graduates with a 2:2 honours degree or above (or equivalent) in a relevant subject such as languages or linguistics Applicants must have a native or near-native command of English and of at least one other language As the programme offers business/legal translation and literary/audiovisual...

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