About the courseThe Extended MA in Professional Translation (MAPT) will develop you from an excellent foreign language speaker into a successful professional linguist.MAPT is part of the European Master’s in Translation Network, which currently has 64 members throughout Europe. Swansea University is the only member in Wales.This 240 credit, Bologna-compliant programme can be studied full-time over 15 to 21 months, or part-time over four years. The second part of the course can be studied abroad.You will undertake advanced translation work in one or two language pairs on general, administrative and technical text, and training in industry-standard Computer-Assisted Translation tools.The first part of the degree includes opportunities to develop specialised skills in public service interpreting, audiovisual translation, machine translation and software localisation, terminology management, video making or digital publishing.In the translation work experience module you will simulate translation companies by working with local translation businesses and delivering on real commissions to professional standards.In the second part of the degree you are presented with a choice of two extended translations, or an academic dissertation, or a 13-week internship at a translation company in the UK or overseas.Language pairs (subject to demand):From English into: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Spanish, WelshInto English from: French, German, Italian, Spanish, WelshThis extended course involves 60 further credits of part one modules, or a second project. A unique second stage option is the METS year abroad, in which you take 50 credits at two partner translation schools, with a 20 credit report for Swansea leading to a double award: Swansea MA plus METS Diploma.
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AboutSwansea University is a public research university located in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom. It was chartered as University College of Swansea in 1920, as the fourth college of the University of Wales. In 1996, it changed its name to the University of Wales Swansea following structural changes within the University of Wales. The title of Swansea University was formally adopted on 1 September 2007 when the University of Wales became a non-membership confederal institution and the former members became universities in their own right.
Based on the south-west coast of Wales, Swansea University is among the top ten institutions in the UK for graduate employability (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2018), and number one in Wales – with 81.4% of students in professional employment within six months of graduating.
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Singleton Park Campus is set in mature parkland and botanical gardens, overlooking Swansea Bay beach. For most of its history, Swansea University operated exclusively from the Singleton Park Campus. However, owing to rapid expansion, the university developed a 65-acre, £450 million beachfront science and innovation Bay Campus which opened in September 2015. Since 2015, Swansea University has operated as a dual-campus university with the Park Campus located in its traditional Singleton Park grounds, and the Bay Campus, at Crymlyn Burrows.