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MSc Specialised Translation (Scientific, Technical and Medical)

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
39570 USD
National
24400 USD
EU
24400 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
EU 75 USD
Department
Arts and Humanities
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

By focusing on the translation of scientific, technical and medical texts, you'll be equipped with the skills needed for professional work in the translation industry and for research in translation studies. You'll practice translation in specific language pairs and will become conversant with computer-based translation technology which has been transforming the way in which professional translators work.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of 5 core modules (90 credits), 2 optional modules (30 credits) and a dissertation/report (60 credits).

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Eligibility Criteria

Entry Requirement

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, and proven linguistic ability in one of the language pairs available within the programme.

From English into Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish.

From French, German or Spanish into English

English Language Requirements

All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which they have applied.

This requirement is specified in order to ensure that the academic progress of students is not hindered by language difficulties and that students are able to integrate socially while studying at UCL and living in the UK.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

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Course Modules

Core Modules

  • Language & Translation
  • Translation Technology
  • Language & Automation
  • Scientific & Technical Translation
  • Medical Translation

Options

  • Accessibility to the Media
  • Localisation
  • Professional Skills for Translators
  • Subtitling
  • Translating for Voiceover & Dubbing

Dissertation/report
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 12,000-words consisting of either an annotated translation or a critical discussion of a theoretical aspect of translation.

Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, interactive practical seminars, practical translation assignments and hands-on experience with a wide range of translation tools and technology. Assessment is carried out through essays, project work, take-home translation assessments and in-class tests.

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How to Apply

You must submit your application yourself and not via an agency.

Applications must be supported by:

  • two references from people who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying;
  • transcripts (in English) for all qualifications that are relevant to your application;
  • English language certificate (if applicable)
  • See a list of what you need to apply.
  • Please note that references must be received within two weeks of the programme deadline in order for you to have the best chance of being considered.

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