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Wits University Faculty of Humanities
Translation Master of Arts in Translation or Master of Arts in Translation (Interpreting).
Translation Master of Arts in Translation or Master of Arts in Translation (Interpreting).

Qualification: MA 

Faculty: Humanities

Duration: 1 - 2 years

School: Literature, Language and Media

Study mode: Full-time; Part-time

Overview

MA in the field of Translation

This qualification aims to broaden students' theoretical interests in translation and to encourage further research. Independent study forms a large part of the workload for these programmes although there is also a strong emphasis on continued professional translation training. Applicants should have already obtained an Honours degree in Translation or equivalent qualification. The programme consists of three modules plus a Research Report.

Master of Arts in Translation (Option: Interpreting)

The Masters in Translation (Option: Interpreting) is a one year full-time, or two year part-time, degree programme specialising in conference interpreting. This qualification follows on from the Honours in the field of Interpreting. T

The aim of the programme is to refine students’ interpreting skills, broaden their theoretical knowledge of the field and encourage research in interpreting studies. In addition, students are required to participate in advanced practical interpreting sessions, some of which are conducted online. Independent study and continuous interpreting practice form a large part of the workload for this programme which consists of the following modules:

  • Specialised Conference Interpreting Skills
  • Professional Language Enhancement
  • Advanced Interpreting Practice
  • Research Topics in Interpreting Studies
  • Translation Research Report (Option: Interpreting)

 

The MA (Translation) in the field of Interpreting consists of the following modules:


WLS (TRAN7080A ): Specialised Conference Interpreting Skills
WLS (TRAN7082A): Professional Language Enhancement
TRAN7081A: Advanced Interpreting Practice
TRAN7084A: Research Topics in Interpreting Studies
TRAN7006A: Translation Research Report (Field: Interpreting)

Additional module:
(TRAN7085A: Professional Interpreting Practice)

 

Two of these courses, WLS (TRAN7080A ): Specialised Conference Interpreting Skills and WLS (TRAN7082A): Professional Language Enhancement, are taken at the Wits Language School. The modules are fully credited as two separate modules for postgraduate degree studies

Students must have completed the Honours in Interpreting programme (or equivalent) in order to enter the programme, subject to special dispensation to proceed directly into the MA.

We require all applicants to complete an entrance portfolio.

Please note that there will be an further language test and interview for applicants who perform satisfactorily in the entrance portfolio.

There will be a further assessment for applicants for interpreting programmes. 

All prospective students should contact the department Tel: + 27 11 717 4265 as early as possible for further details

Faculty Closing Dates

Mid-year Entry (July 2021)

Closing dateProgramme of Study
06/30/21 Master of Arts in ICT Policy & Regulation
05/31/21 Doctor of Philosophy
05/31/21 Bachelor of Arts Honours
09/30/21 Bachelor of Arts Honours (Part-Time)
07/31/21 Master of Arts by Dissertation
07/31/21 Master of Arts in Social Work by Dissertation
07/31/21 Master of Arts in Speech Pathology by Dissertation
07/31/21 Master of Arts in Translation by Dissertation
07/31/21 Master of Arts in Heritage by Dissertation
07/31/21 Master of Music by Dissertation
07/31/21 Doctor of Philosophy
07/31/21 Master of Education by Dissertation

2022 Entry

Close SA CitizensClose International CitizensProgramme of Study
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts by Course Work and Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Audiology by Course Work and Research
04/05/2021 04/05/2021 Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
10/06/2021 10/06/2021 Master of Arts in Community Based Counselling Psychology
31/10/2021 30/09/2021 Master of Arts in Speech Pathology by Course Work and Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Heritage by Course Work and Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Neuropsychology by Course Work and Research
31/10/2021 30/09/2021 Master of Arts in Social Work by Course Work and Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in the field of ICT Policy and Regulation
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Translation by Course Work and Research
31/10/2021 31/10/2021 Doctor of Philosophy
31/10/2021 30/09/2021 Bachelor of Arts Honours (Full Time)
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Bachelor of Arts  with Joint Honours
30/09/2021 30/09/2021 Bachelor of Arts Honours (Part Time)
30/09/2021 30/09/2021 Master of Arts by Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Audiology by Research
31/10/2021 30/09/2021 Master of Arts in Social Work by Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Speech Pathology by Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Translation by Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Dramatic Art by Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Fine Art by Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Heritage by Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Music by Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Postgraduate Diploma in Arts
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Education by Course Work and Research
15/06/2021 15/06/2021 Master of Education (Educational Psychology)
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Doctor of Philosophy
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Bachelor of Education Honours
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Education by Dissertation
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE Full Time)
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Deaf Education)
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE Part Time)
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education
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