MA Multilingual Information Management

School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Our courses are about overcoming language barriers. An MA from Sheffield prepares you for a career in a multilingual workplace.

The module selection will offer you variety, practicality and even help with building up your interests. Most important however, it will help you launch your career into a dynamic, international workplace.

Rafal Szymaniuk, MA Multilingual Information Management graduate

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

This course, designed to prepare you for a career in intercultural digital communication, is taught by two departments – the School of Modern Languages and the Information School, Sheffield's top-rated iSchool.

You'll develop language skills and cultural awareness, along with strong technical skills in web content management, electronic publishing and usability.

Employers will be attracted by your abilities in project management and knowledge of new media marketing.

There are lectures, seminars, small-group work and workshops.

Translation postgraduate student

Core modules

  • Localisation for Linguists
  • Concepts and Approaches in Intercultural Communication 1
  • Information Management in Organisations
  • Designing Usable Websites
  • Information Retrieval
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

A range including:

  • Translation Technologies
  • International Management
  • International Project Management
  • Critical Reading and Writing at MA Level
  • Enhanced Languages
  • Approaches to Translation Genres
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • E-Business and E-Commerce
  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Researching Social Media
  • Content Management Systems
  • Information System Modelling
  • Language in Context
  • Translation Genres

Translation Module/Enhanced Languages:

  • Project
  • Professional Problem-based Learning

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Small-group work
  • Workshops

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time
September 2017 start

Course description 2017

You’ll develop language skills and cultural awareness, along with strong technical skills in web content management, electronic publishing and usability. Employers will be attracted by your abilities in project management and knowledge of new media marketing.

This course is taught by two departments – the School of Modern Languages and the Information School, Sheffield’s top-rated iSchool.

Translation postgraduate student

Core modules

  • Concepts and Approaches in Translation
  • Translation Technologies
  • Translation Skills Modules
  • Dissertation

Examples of optional modules

A range including:

  • Approaches to Translation Genres
  • Localisation for Linguists
  • Language in Context
  • Film Translation of Literary Classics
  • Concepts and Approaches in Intercultural Communication
  • International Management
  • International Project Management
  • Enhanced Languages
  • Critical Reading and Writing at MA Level
  • Theory and Practice of Subtitling 1

Teaching and assessment

Teaching takes place through lectures, seminars, small-group work and workshops. You’ll be assessed by essays, presentations, practical translation technologies projects, translation assignments, a translation exam and a dissertation.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 or equivalent in any subject discipline. You must also have an advanced working knowledge of two languages (CEFR B1/B2), one of which should be English.

We expect you to be familiar with Microsoft Word and email, and willing to learn more advanced packages.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.