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MSc in Translation Technology

MSc in Translation Technology

  • PAC CodeDC700(Full Time) DC731(Part Time)
  • Course Type Postgraduate
  • NFQ Level 9
  • Delivery Modes Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Duration (FT - 1 Year), (PT - 2 Years)
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Course Fees

  • Student Contribution€0
  • EU Status Fee€6,750
  • Non EU Fees€15,000
About fees & requirements

The MSc in Translation Technology is a one-year, full-time or two-year part time (day time classes) programme at Dublin City University which provides advanced technical training, an essential element in the world of translation in the twenty-first century. It welcomes students with languages other than those covered by the MA in Translation Studies (i.e. French, German, Irish, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese), with English as a common language.

Students on this course take modules including Software Development, Translation Technology, Localisation, Audio Visual Translation, Digital Methods in Language and Discourse and Computerised Terminology. 

The MSc in Translation Technology at DCU is a member of the prestigious European Masters in Translation (EMT) Network established by the Directorate-General for Translation at the European Commission. This has established the MSc programme as one of the most prestigious in Europe. For more information see: https://ec.europa.eu/info/european-masters-translation-emt_en

Lecturers on the MSc in Translation Technology at Dublin City University are internationally recognised scholars in the field of Translation Studies, many of whom have extensive connections with the translation profession and the translation industry.

Programme

The MSc in Translation Technology:

  • Develops a range of professional and linguistic skills appropriate to the translation profession
  • Equips students with the technological tools and skills required in the profession
  • Provides practical training in the use of translation tools and an introduction to computer programming
  • Introduces students to contemporary theoretical issues in Translation Studies

Students on the MSc in Translation Technology take these core modules

  • Translation Technology
  • Computerised Terminology
  • Translation Theory
  • Research Methodologies
  • Localisation
  • Audio Visual Translation
  • Digital Methods in Language and Discourse
  • Software Development

Optional modules may include specialised translation, Crisis Translation and Information Access. 

Students write a dissertation over the course of the summer months. Alternatively, they may opt for a three-month work placement in Ireland or abroad.

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Why DCU

Why DCU?

We are the only Irish university to offer a comprehensive postgraduate programme in Translation Technology combined with contemporary theoretical issues in Translation Studies.

Our programme belons to the prestigious European Masters in Translation (EMT) network initiated by the European Commisision in order to promote a quality brand of translator qualifications. 

Our programme provides a firm grounding in translation technology and in the academic discipline of Translation Studies with a strong practical and professional dimension.

We work closely with professional bodies (e.g. Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association), international organisations (e.g. EU) and the translation industry to deliver a programme that equips graduates with excellent translation technology skills. 

We provide an excellent research environment with internationally recognised scholars in the field of Translation Studies.

Students are also able to pursue further study in the field through the attached to the internationally recognized Centre for Translation and Textual Studies (CTTS), DCU’s University Designated Research Centre, which provides a stimulating research environment.

Careers

Graduates from the MSc in Translation Technology will have an excellent knowledge and understanding of technologies relating to the translation profession, making them highly sought after by employers

Graduates from the MSc in Translation Technology can become professional translators, working in the translation departments of large companies or on a freelance basis for agencies or for direct clients.

Graduates may also be eligible for the competitive examinations leading to employment in the Translation Divisions of EU Institutions or other international organizations. For more information on translating for Europe see: https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/translation

For information on the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union see: https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/agencies/cdt_en

Some graduates may wish to continue their studies to doctoral level at DCU or elsewhere. For more information on continuing research in the area of Translation Studies see Research in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS): https://www.dcu.ie/salis/research.shtml

Requirements

General Entry Requirements

For admission to the MSc in Translation Technology, successful applicants will have -

  • A degree at the level of an Irish or UK Honours undergraduate degree (H2.2 or above) or equivalent, in any undergraduate discipline.
  • Applicants must have knowledge of a second language (no restrictions apply as to which language).
  • Applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may also be considered. This includes discipline-specific knowledge and know-how; transferable skills; basic research competency; personal effectiveness.
  • International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.  More information about DCU's English language requirements can be found here.  For this programme, non-native speakers of English will be required to submit evidence of advanced English language skills e.g. IELTS 7 points, Cambridge Proficiency Pass or TOEFL 600 points (paper based test) or 250 points (computer based).

How to Apply and Closing Dates

Make an Application

To apply for this programme:

  • All applicants should apply through www.pac.ie
  • Search for course code DC700 for Full-Time or DC731 for Part-Time.
  • Provide Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation if applicable.
  • Personal statement of 1,000 words maximum.  The Statement should include:
    (i)   Why you wish to study this programme.
    (ii)  What in your record and experience makes you suitable for the MSc Programme.
    (iii) The impact which you expect the MSc would have on your future.
  • Please include your CV and details of relevant experience.
  • If applicable, provide evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements.  Please see link https://www.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml. Non-native speakers should have advanced English skills (e.g. IELTS 7.0 points; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Pass; TOEFL 600 points paper based exam; or TOEFL 250 points computer based exam). 

Please note if you are a non EU student and require a study visa, you are not eligible to apply for part-time programmes as study visas are only granted for full-time programmes.

 Application Deadlines

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the programme is full or until the following dates:

  • Closing date for non EU applicants is 12th July 2019.
  • Closing date for EU applicants is 16th September 2019.

Note applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at DCU, are advised to apply as early as possible.

Queries

Queries from EU applicants should be directed to registry@dcu.ie

Queries from non EU applicants should be directed to international.office@dcu.ie

Commencement of Programme

The programme commences in September 2019.

Fees & Payments

An Automated Telephone system is available 24 X 7 on the following number 01-253-0219. This number is for Student Fee payments only and you or a third party are required to have your student ID number, date of birth and a card on which the payment is to be made.

International students are advised to use our Pay to Study platform which is an easier and safer way to pay fees.

For complete information about payment methods & Schedules, download the DCU fees booklet and also our Student Fee Protocol Booklet.

For more information, please contact fees@dcu.ie.


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MSc in Translation Technology Course Fees

Course Student Contribution EU Status Fee Non EU Fees
Full Time €0 €6,750 €15,000
Part Time €0 €3,600 €7,400