2019 start
MA

Screen Translation

School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Our MA prepares you for a career in subtitling or translating. You'll cover the theory and practice of screen translation, and explore a variety of international and European films. Your study includes an introduction to dubbing, audio description and subtitling for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
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Course description

You’ll learn the theory and practice of screen translation, and gain the technical knowledge and skills needed to work in this specialised area. By studying the theory and working on practical subtitling projects, you’ll find out how the profession works and develop an awareness of the linguistic and cultural issues involved.

We’ll help you develop your ability to translate from at least one language (current translation options are: from English into Arabic, Chinese, Polish and Italian or translation from Czech, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish into English).

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Modules

Core modules

  • Theory and Practice of Subtitling
  • Subtitling Project
  • Study and Dissertation Support
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Translation Technologies
  • Concepts and Approaches in Translation Studies
  • Language in Context
  • Global Languages
  • Translation Skills
  • Concepts and Approaches in Intercultural Communication
  • Research Methods in Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Enhanced Languages Project
  • Post-1945 British Drama, Film and Television
  • The Analysis of Film
  • International Project Management
  • Film Translation of Literary Classics
  • Tandem Learning for Intercultural Communication
  • Localisation for Linguists

Teaching

Teaching takes place through lectures, seminars, small-group work and workshops.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed by essays, presentations, practical subtitling projects, translation assignments, a translation exam and a dissertation.

Duration

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

The MA I’m taking is one of the few Screen Translation MAs being taught in the UK. I love it because I’m passionate about filmmaking, film history and cinema auteurs, and this programme allows me to work in an area where every day I can watch something different.

It is a perfect mixture of my translating background with my passion.

Alejandro Torres Vergara
MA Screen Translation

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree in a language-related discipline such as linguistics, literature or a language.

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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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

slc-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0631

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