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Master of Arts (Translation for Professionals)

OVERVIEW

The Master of Arts in Translation for Professionals programme is specially designed for graduates who want to equip themselves with the relevant skills and knowledge required for the diverse needs in the field of translation. This programme is suitable for graduates interested in a professional career in translation and for translators who need further specialised skills to enhance their professional expertise. Besides theoretical knowledge, extensive translation and interpretation practice based on a variety of language combinations which are paired with English, such as English-Malay, English-Arabic, English-Chinese, English-Japanese, will be provided.  

The course is tailored for proficient bilinguals who want to extend their knowledge and expertise for professional translation purposes. It gives emphasis to the training of professional translators who can help meet local as well as global demands for translation specialists.

This programme also provides an excellent platform for students to be conversant with Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tools as part of their training.

Programme Objectives

  • Equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge in translation
  • Provide specialised training in the field of translation to individuals who wish to pursue careers as professional translators
  • Provide training in several areas of specialised translation and interpreting in different language pairs

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants should possess the following:

  • ·Bachelor’s degree from recognised universities/colleges/institutes
  • ·Minimum CGPA of 2.75

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Proficient in another language
  • Malaysian University English Test (MUET) (Band 4 or above), or;
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (550 and above), or;
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (6.0 and above), or;
  • USM’s Intensive English Programme Level IV (minimum grade: B+)

(Applicants who do not fully meet the stipulated requirements but possess relevant working experience and a good command of English may submit their applications for consideration)

Course Structure

The programme consists of 40 units of coursework. There are 8 core courses and 4 elective courses.      

The courses offered:

  • Approaches to Translation Practice
  • Culture, Society and Psychology in Translation
  • Research and Technology for Translation
  • Business of Translation
  • Translation Commentary
  • Interpreting: Informal Discourse
  • Interpreting: Formal Discourse
  • Translation Practice: Hospitality Texts
  • Translation Practice: Science and Technical Texts
  • Translation Practice: Media and Communication Texts
  • Translation Practice: Business, Law and Political Texts
  • Translation Practice: Literary Texts

DURATION

Mode of Study

Duration

Minimum

Maximum

Full-time

Local & International students

1 year

(2 semesters)

2 years

(4 semesters)

Part-time

Local students

2 years

(4 semesters)

4 years

(8 semesters)

Medium of Instruction

English

FEES

Malaysian (MYR) International (USD)
  • Registration Fee : 340.00
  • Tuition Fee : 310.00 X 40 Units = 12,400.00
  • Convocation Fee : 120.00
  • Registration Fees : 227.50
  • Personal Bond : 475.00
  • Tuition Fees : 116.25 X 40 Units = 4,650.00
  • Convocation Fee : 30.00

** Fees are subject to change

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Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
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Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
xtel +604 653 2606 
xfax +604 653 2940 
xemel admission_ips@usm.my


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