The Professional Translation for European Languages MA, delivered by the School of Modern Languages at Newcastle University combines practical training and theory to give you the skills and knowledge to become a professional translator.
Our course is accredited by the European Master’s in Translation (EMT) network, ensuring you a top-quality professional qualification.

You will work between English and one/two of the following languages: French, German, Italian or Spanish. You will receive expert training in professional tools and computer-assisted translation (CAT) software and work in different contexts, such as:
• business and finance
• legal
• technical
• marketing and publicity
• literary translation

Our graduates have gone on to work for leading companies and international organisations such as the European Central Bank, Amazon, Sage, Hodder and Stoughton and many more. Many of our graduates have also chosen the freelancing path and built successful careers in the Languages Services Industry.

You will be taught by a variety of expert educators, including academics in translation studies, translating and interpreting professionals and specialist translation and interpreter trainers.

We provide a friendly learning environment, with small teacher-student ratios in practical classes. The course structure allows you to tailor your own programme of study through:

• compulsory modules
• a wide range of optional modules
• a translation project or dissertation

As part of the course, there is an optional visit to Brussels during the summer, where you will learn about the work of European Union translators and interpreters. We also visit The Hague to find out about translating in organisations for international justice.

There are a number of UK/EU and International scholarship and funding opportunities available.

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Visit our website to find out more and apply now or contact us:

Dr Myriem El Maizi
Degree Programme Director
School of Modern Languages
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5867
Email: [email protected]

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