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MA in Translation

This qualification is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills as a translator, equipping you to work in the fast-growing translation-services industry. You'll experiment with different genres through practical, inspiring translation activities, and hone your practice through peer review. You'll gain hands-on experience of using tools necessary to operate in this rapidly evolving area (e.g. audiovisual translation or cloud-based translation tools). You'll underpin your work with an understanding of translations theories and debates. You can study French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Chinese ? in combination with English.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Translation

This postgraduate certificate enables you to start developing your skills as a translator. You'll engage in authentic translation tasks to develop useful employability skills, explore different approaches to translation and develop an understanding of the links between theory and practice. With a focus on recent research, you'll develop an awareness of the wider cultural, ethical and professional contexts of translation.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Translation free course icon

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Postgraduate Diploma in Translation

This qualification is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills as a translator, equipping you to work in the fast-growing translation-services industry. You will experiment with different genres through practical, inspiring translation activities, and hone your practice through peer review. You will gain hands-on experience of using tools necessary to operate in this rapidly evolving area (e.g. audio-visual translation or cloud-based translation tools). Your work will be underpinned by an understanding of translations theories and debates.

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Translation in practice

This module aims to consolidate your understanding of translation theories studied previously by applying them to the practical task of translating. You can choose to study French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese or Modern Standard Arabic, in combination with English. You'll engage in professional and collaborative translation, peer review, quality control, and specialised translation. You'll use and evaluate the latest cloud-based translation technologies, including translation memories, machine translation and term bases, and undertake a range of complex translation tasks to and from your main language and English. Translation professionals will contribute to the module, and you'll put their advice into practice when engaging in authentic tasks, for example, audiovisual translation and volunteering with open translation communities.

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Extended translation project/dissertation

This module consolidates your understanding of translation theories and practice. You will start by focussing on research methods in translation studies and then, with the support of your tutor, design a proposal for an independent, extended piece of work. You can select a text of your choice, in consultation with your tutor, and produce an extended translation with accompanying commentary; or you can write an academic dissertation on a topic that you agree with your tutor. In either case, your work should be between 12,000 and 15,000 words.

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Introduction to translation theory and practice

In this online module, you'll explore different approaches to translation and develop an understanding of the links between theory and practice. You can choose to study French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese or Modern Standard Arabic, in combination with English. With a focus on recent research, you'll develop an awareness of the wider cultural, ethical and professional contexts of translation. You'll acquire a solid grounding in a range of ideas within translation studies (e.g. linguistic and functionalist approaches, translation as norm-governed behaviour, cultural and sociological turns, gender and postcolonial theories, translation technologies) and apply this to a range of translation activities. You'll enhance your understanding of how this research can be useful in your professional practice, and learn how to use various translation technologies.

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The impact of COVID-19 on linguists and their mental health

The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has impacted on every area of our lives. Severine Hubscher-Davidson explores what the mental health impact of coronavirus among linguists can tell us about the mental health impact of coronavirus in society.

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Translation as a career

This free course explores translation as a career. During the course you will meet professional translators discussing their work and reflect on what they say. You will ------ your own language level and find out how translators maintain their language skills. You will also engage in a short translation activity.

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4 hrs
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Exploring languages and cultures

Explore the multiple relationships between languages and cultures. In this free course you will learn about the benefits and challenges of meeting people from different cultures and the ways in which language and human communities shape each other. You will look at the role of intercultural competence at the workplace, reflect on the use of English as lingua franca in international contexts, and get a flavour of the skills involved in language-related professions such as translation and interpreting.

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14 hrs
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Welcome to nowhere special

Ingrid Piller despairs of the rise of banal cosmopolitanism

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What's creative about creative writing?

Can creativity be taught? How far can you be creative when translating other people's work? Listen to translators, authors and creative writing teachers as they explore these and other questions of creativity.

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Methods in Motion: The middle children

Dr Sarah Crafter explores how child language brokers act as cultural mediators of identity and belonging.

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