MA Screen Translation
School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Sheffield is leading the debate on international development and the School of Languages and Cultures plays a key role.
We work with colleagues from all disciplines to create courses that prepare you an international, multilingual career.
About the course
As demand for professional screen translators soars, we're supplying the industry with high-quality graduates.
Every student learns how to translate from at least one foreign language into their own native language. We teach the following combinations:
There are lectures, seminars and small-group workshops. Professionals contribute to the course and there are opportunities to work on research projects with partner organisations.
We'll give you a solid foundation in theories of screen translation. You'll learn professional techniques and strategies. And we'll show you how to use industry standard subtitling software.
"The MA Screen Translation combines translation theory with practice; I have learned how to subtitle films into Chinese from English using professional software. Practice makes perfect. I need the theory to equip myself to make better subtitles, and make foreign films more accessible to people in China."
Chuandong Huang, MA Screen Translation
1 year full-time/2 years part-time
You'll need a 2:1 honours degree in a language related discipline (such as linguistics, literature or a language).
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Recent graduates work for Adelphi Translations Ltd, Red Bee Media, the BBC and various subtitling companies in London and overseas.
Our degrees are constantly reviewed and revised to make sure you keep on top of the latest developments in the field. You'll gain academic and professional knowledge, along with the skills to be able to relate theory to practice and vice-versa.
You can be confident that you’re studying at the forefront of modern languages. Staff regularly take part in collaborative, internationally renowned research projects. Recent work has included e-learning and knowledge exchange with industry, and three nationally funded initiatives looking at the development of teaching and learning.
You'll be based in our specially designed building that offers modern learning, teaching and research spaces. We're right next to other arts and humanities departments, creating opportunities for the crossover of ideas. You'll have access to shared computer facilities dedicated to postgraduate students, and excellent computer facilities across the University.
To help you maintain or develop speaking and listening proficiency in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish, you can work in tandem with a native speaker to practise. Our Modern Languages Teaching Centre provides language services and teaching across the University to specialists and non-specialists.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
T: +44 (0)114 222 0631