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Postgraduate Programmes

The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies offers an exciting and flexible range of taught Masters programmes. The School's reputation for innovative postgraduate programmes is well deserved: the MA's in Refugee Integration and Sexuality Studies were the first of their kind in Ireland, and our School offers the only comprehensive postgraduate programme in Translation Studies and Translation Technology in Ireland. Several of our MA programmes are available in both full- and part-time modes.

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Postgraduate

MA in Translation Studies

The MA in Translation Studies (MTS) is a one-year, full-time or two-year part time (day time classes) programme which provides advanced training and a postgraduate qualification in Translation Studies. Students take translation modules in one or two of the following languages:  French, German, Irish, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. All translation, except for English-Irish, is into English. Translation skills alone are no longer sufficient to obtain employment and this course prepares students to work with translation memory, machine translation and other technology. Apart from translation modules, other course modules include Translation Theory, Translation Technology, Computerised Terminology, Research Methodologies, Localisation, Audiovisual Translation, Digital Methods in Language and Discourse, Simulated Translation Bureau and Community Interpreting. Students can opt to do either a dissertation or a three-month work placement during the summer months. This programme allows students to develop a range of professional and linguistic skills to prepare them for the translation profession.

DCU's MA in Translation Studies is a well-established, internationally recognised translator-training programme taught by leading researchers in the field of Translation Studies. The programme is a member of the prestigious European Masters in Translation (EMT) network, initiated by the European Commission in order to promote a quality brand for translator qualifications in Europe. Students on this programme come from all over the world, as well as from Ireland.

The MTS combines a firm grounding in the academic discipline of Translation Studies with a strong practical and professional dimension, leaving students with a wide range of employment options after graduation. Our graduates find employment not only in the translation industry but increasingly in IT companies such as Google and LinkedIn. Other employers of our graduates include the European Commission, Enterprise Ireland, Deutsche Bank, and Nintendo of Europe, in addition to international translation companies such as SDL Trados, Symantec, Social Quantum, Vistatec, Voice & Script International (VSI) and SimulTrans.

For more information, please visit: https://www.dcu.ie/courses/Postgraduate/salis/MA-Translation-Studies.shtml 

MSc in Translation Technology

The MSc in Translation Technology (MTT) is a one-year, full-time or two-year part-time (day time classes) taught programme which provides advanced training and a postgraduate qualification in Translation Technology. Students on this programme develop skills in translation technology such as translation memory tools and machine translation alongside software localization, corpus linguistics and audiovisual translation. They also take modules in software development, computerized terminology and translation theory. The programme accommodates candidates with language combinations other than those covered by the MA in Translation Studies, with English as a common language.

The MSc in Translation Technology is a well-established, internationally recognized training programme taught by leading researchers in the field of Translation Studies.  The MSc is a member of the prestigious European Masters in Translation (EMT) network, initiated by the European Commission in order to promote a quality brand for translator qualifications in Europe. Students on this programme come from all over the world, as well as from Ireland.

The MTT is an innovative programme which addresses the increasing technological knowledge and skills sought by the translation industry. The MTT combines a firm grounding in the academic discipline of Translation Studies with a strong practical dimension specialising in translation-related technologies, leaving students with a wide range of employment options. Graduates from this course work with companies such as Keywords Studios, Welocalize and Kantan MT.

Be part of this newly established programme and become a technology leader in the translation industry. 

For more information, please visit: https://www.dcu.ie/courses/Postgraduate/salis/MSc-Translation-Technology.shtml

MA in Refugee Integration

The MA in Refugee Integration (MARI) was designed by a team of experts in the fields of migration, intercultural and language studies in DCU, Ireland's first University of Sanctuary. This programme offers high-quality academic training in refugee integration that responds to the needs of newly-arrived populations and host societies.

This Masters' programme is designed to analyse the socio-political context of forced migration, and to address the issues faced by refugees and host communities alike, through a cross-disciplinary approach to areas of language and communication, cultural awareness, integration, anti-racism training, crisis communication in a multilingual context, and sexuality and gender issues related to migration and the refugee journey.

The MA in Refugee Integration is aimed at both graduates and professionals who seek to broaden their knowledge of the field of forced migration and to work alongside refugees and asylum seekers. Its innovative approach links theory, policy and practice, by working closely with NGOs and practitioners while promoting research on issues affecting refugee and asylum seeker integration and welfare.

For more information, please visit: https://www.dcu.ie/courses/Postgraduate/salis/MA-Refugee-Integration.shtml