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Translation Studies

Welcome to Translation Studies at Aston University!

 

Congratulations on having chosen Translation Studies as your programme - we will do our best to make the next few years an exciting, challenging, invaluable and unforgettable experience.

Aston University was the first university in England which designed a dedicated Translation Studies programme. Since 1997, we have prepared graduates with an excellent basis for embarking on a career in translation and related professions, and some of them have gone on to study on a postgraduate programme to enhance their translation competence further. Aston is also a member of the National Network for Translation.

Our translation students benefit from opportunities for placements, prizes and certification from translation companies and organizations, e.g. the Translation People, SDL TRADOS.

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First Year Modules

In Year 1, you will study translation related modules alongside your language specific modules (Language Skills core modules, History and Society modules).

The Translation Studies core modules are:

  • LI1003 Introduction to Language and Communication

  • LI1004 Introduction to Translation 

  • LI1005 Translation Workshop

Recommended Reading

There are two books which we will refer to frequently:

  • Munday, Jeremy. Introducing Translation Studies: Theories and Applications, (3rd edition), 2012, London & New York: Routledge (ISBN 978-0-415-58489-0)– This book will be used as background reading for Translation Studies core modules throughout your studies

You can either purchase this book ahead of time or buy it at the Aston bookshop when you arrive on campus. There are also copies of this book in the Library, but you may prefer to have your own copy. In addition, we expect students to purchase good dictionaries. You will receive suggestions from your language tutors.

Online Resources

Here are some weblinks to online resources which provide useful information about translation and interpreting:

We look forward to welcoming you in September!

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