Course Description

MA Translation Studies



The MA in Translation Studies, a member of the European Masters in Translation (EMT) Network established by the Directorate-General for Translation at the European Commission (EMT network), provides expert training in the linguistic and intercultural knowledge and communication skills required to become a professional translator. Drawing on wide-ranging expertise in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, the course currently allows you to focus on translation between one or more of the following languages and English: French, Spanish, Italian, Irish, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean. Through hands-on practical language classes, the course builds the high-level language competence necessary to work in a broad range of fields, such as business, commerce, publishing, tourism and journalism.

In addition, it offers up-to-date training in the research methods and tools used by contemporary translators, providing a comprehensive grounding for further postgraduate research. As well as offering recent language graduates the opportunity to refine professional language skills, the course also caters for practising translators who want specialist knowledge of developments in translation studies, translation technology and language resources.

CollegeUCC School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Course LocationCork
Course CategoryLanguages
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding BodyNational University of Ireland
Course Start Date14th September 2020
Course End Date6th September 2021
Course DurationOne Year (full time); Two Years (part time)
Course Fee6,000
Entry RequirementsApplicants should normally have an Honours primary degree in languages or language-related area studies with at least a Second Class Honours Grade 1 in the language / language pair being taken in the MA or, for students with native proficiency in a/the language named in the strand(s) for which they are applying, they should normally have an Honours primary degree with at least a Second Class Honours Grade 1 in a relevant discipline (Applied Languages, Linguistics, Philology or another discipline in which they wish to specialise as a translator). Students with a 2H2 will be considered, subject to adequate proof of language proficiency as assessed by the programme coordinators. They may also be required to present themselves for an interview. Applicants should indicate their specific language combination at the application stage. Students choosing Irish may be required to take an informal language test before being accepted. Candidates choosing Asian languages should normally hold a primary degree with 2.1 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area together with the following practical language qualifications in each of the language(s) they wish to take as part of the programme: Chinese Language candidates should hold a HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) Level 5 certificate (or certified equivalent); Japanese language candidates should have the Japanese level equivalent to Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2; Korean language candidates should have the Korean level equivalent to TOPIK II (Test of Proficiency in Korean), level 5-6. Applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may also be considered following a review of their individual qualifications and experience by the course committee. Admission of such applicants will be subject to the approval of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. English Language Requirements Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here. For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here. International/non-EU applicants For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments. Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above. For more information please contact the UCC International Office at internationaloffice@ucc.ie .
Carear PathBecause of its focus on fostering high-level professional communication skills in a range of different languages, the course will help you develop the linguistic and intercultural competence necessary to work in a broad range of fields, such as business, commerce, publishing, tourism and journalism. You will also receive specific careers training related to the jobs in translation and interpreting.
Course CodeCKE77/CKE76
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