Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

MA LITERARY TRANSLATION

Key details 

MA LITERARY TRANSLATION

Start Year
2020
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
1

Assessment for Year 1

Each of your modules will be assessed by an essay or project work. The projects may involve working on a translation with commentary. You will also write a 15,000–20,000-word dissertation, which will be either a translation with commentary or a critical essay. You will begin work on your dissertation, with the guidance of a supervisor, in the spring, which you’ll hand in at the beginning of September.

Assessment for Year 1

Each of your modules will be assessed by an essay or project work. The projects may involve working on a translation with commentary. You will also write a 15,000–20,000-word dissertation, which will be either a translation with commentary or a critical essay. You will begin work on your dissertation, with the guidance of a supervisor, in the spring, which you’ll hand in at the beginning of September.


Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent

Degree subject

Literature or Related Subject Preferred

Additional entry requirements

A sample of your academic writing (for example an essay from your undergraduate degree) of approximately 2000-3000 words; plus a translation of a short story, poem or literary text with the source text of no more than 5 pages, to be submitted with your application.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in writing and speaking, and 6.0 in reading and listening)

  • PTE (Pearson): 65 (minimum 65 in writing and speaking, and 50 in reading and listening)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests

INTO UEA run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 664126

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for the academic year 2020/21 are:

  • UK/EU Students: £7,850

  • International Students: £16,400

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for UK/EU students).

Living Expenses

We estimate living expenses at £1,015 per month.

Scholarships and Awards:

There are a variety of scholarships and studentships available to postgraduate applicants in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. For further information relevant to the School of Literature and Creative Writing, please click here.

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 664126

How to apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 664126
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Arts
Duration (years)
1
What do Karl Knausgård, Valeria Luiselli and Clarice Lispector have in common with Jo Nesbø, Georg Trakl and Yoko Tawada? They’ve all been translated into English by graduates from the MA Literary Translation at UEA. On this course you’ll focus exclusively on literary translation, combining translation practice with translation theory. You’ll gain the academic qualification needed for a career as a professional translator, as well as laying the foundation for further academic research. We have been training literary translators for twenty-five years. Our students have gone on to become award-winning translators, writers, editors and academics. The course is supported by the British Centre for Literary Translation (BCLT).
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