This MA is a distance-learning Masters programme for aspiring or practising translators. It is suitable for Modern Languages graduates offering any one or two of the following languages, in addition to English: Czech, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish. The MA combines intensive language-specific practice with training in the theory and practice of translation.
You will study interactively, as part of an online group, led by a tutor. The programme is taught entirely online and you are not expected to come to campus at all. However, you are just as much a member of the University as any other student and we are always delighted to welcome you to Bristol if you can get here.
Online group discussion means that we have a very lively and supportive learning community. If you need help on a one-to-one basis, tutors can support you in a number of different ways, using Skype, phone or email.
The University has close links with professional associations and helps students take advantage of internships in the EU and the UK where possible.
You must complete six taught units.
* Applied Translation in one of the available languages
* Introduction to Specialised Translation in one of the available languages
* Theories of Translation 1
Up to two further units from:
* Applied Translation
* Introduction to Specialised Translation
Up to three units from:
* Computer-Assisted Translation
* Theories of Translation 2
* The Translation Industry
Please note that not all units may be offered in any one year and others may be substituted.
The MA unit is open to any student who has successfully completed the Diploma part of the course with an average mark of 50 per cent or above. In order to obtain the MA, you must complete an annotated translation into English of a previously untranslated text of approximately 10,000 words in the original, or a dissertation on an aspect of literary translation or translation theory.
Undergraduate applicants may use UCAS system or Common App (for all courses except medicine, dentistry and veterinary sciences). International students may find country-specific admission criteria on the website. For instant, student from Russia with a Certificate of secondary education may be admitted to the Univeristy of Bristol only after foundation/bridging program, while those with International Baccalaureate/A-level degree may apply directly to undergraduate programs.
Graduate students have to use university's website for application. All documents should be uploaded on this website and the admission decision will also be provided on the website.
International students should provide English test results in order to apply to both undergraduate and graduate programs. University of Bristol accept various tests, including IELTS, TOEFL, CAE/CPE and some others. Language requirements may depend on the type of program: they are typically higher for Art&Humanities and lower for Science programs. For instance, the highest IELTS score required (profile A) for undergraduate and graduate programs is 7.5 (7.0 in each section).
The University offers a number of scholarships and studentships to postgraduate students. Further information on funding for UK studentsand funding for international students is available.
In some cases, departments have access to programme-specific funding. We've provided some information about these options with the individual programme entries. However, we recommend that you also contact the department to which you are applying to enquire about any other possibilities, which they may be able to offer.
For the most up-to-date external funding opportunities for taught and research students please see postgraduate studentships.
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