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Translation Studies

POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT SUBJECT AREA

Why Study Translation Studies?

We not only provide excellent professional training, but also offer the opportunity to study in a bilingual country which hosts an intensive and stimulating research culture in Translation Studies.

Our MA Translation Studies programme aims to prepare you both for professional careers in the translation industry and advanced academic research. It will provide theoretical and methodological underpinning through modules in Translation Studies and Research Methods. The practice-led modules provide you with an opportunity to investigate various aspects of the profession and explore areas of personal interest. 

Our MA Translation Studies programme is closely linked with the local translation industry and professional associations.

Our teaching is underpinned by world-leading research in translation studies.

Career Opportunities in Translation Studies

You will be prepared for a range of careers as translators within public organisations, private commercial companies and translation agencies. Postgraduate study in this field is also excellent preparation for careers in other areas that require advanced language and communication skills such as marketing, public relations, technical writing or language teaching. 

There is also an opportunity to continue in Bangor with either a practice-led or a research-based doctorate in Translation Studies.

Our Research in Translation Studies

Our international profile is derived from the dynamic work of academic and research staff, who have built major individual and collaborative projects in the histories, cultures and politics of the Francophone, Hispanic, German and Italian-speaking worlds, with a growing specialism in both Translation Studies and Chinese Studies.

Collaborative projects across the different language areas provide for a vibrant and cross-disciplinary research culture, which feeds directly into postgraduate teaching. We have particular strengths in postcolonial approaches to Francophone and Iberian Cultures, the politics of memory and memorialisation, travel writing, Catalan and Galician Studies, Italian organised crime, translation, power and critical discourse, film and national identities, popular culture and comics, material cultures and material texts, visual cultures and contemporary art. Cross-disciplinary research expertise is particularly strong in the fields of memory studies, minority languages and cultures, travel studies, urban cultural studies, cultural transfer, and translation and socio-political change.

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