Looking for MA in Translation in England (London?) with Japanese as Language option. Any ideas?
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Linden Tree LS
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Jun 25, 2004

I may be relocating to UK in few years.

What I understood from posted topics is there are many institutions offering translation degree in UK. I'd like to take advantage and obtain postgrad degree while I'm there.

City of London program looks very interesting but unfortunately my target language is Japanese and it is not offered in this program.

So far, I found Metropolitan University of London and Imperial College do offer MSc in Translation (Applied Translation) that have Japanese as one of the languages.

If you are aware of any other institution or reputation of programs above, please let me know.

Thank you!

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Jesús Marín Mateos  Identity Verified
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Birkbeck College Jun 25, 2004

Birkbeck College (www.bbk.ac.uk) offers a MA in Translation Studies (no languages involved but optional I think) and a MA in Japanese Culture...in case they interest you.
Kind regards,
Jesus.


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Konstantinos Karanikas B.Sc. Electr. Eng., MITI
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Japanese institutions in UK Jun 25, 2004

Hi mieuxy,

Back in the '70s, when I was a student in London, there used to be a japanese University a short distance from London to the West. It was called 'GyoSei University' and it was the only one of its kind outside Japan at the time.

I tried searching for it under 'GyoSei' in Google and I came up with the following address:

www.gyosei.ac.uk

It appears as Witan College in London, giving all the necessary contact info.

Perhaps, it would be a very good idea to look there as well.

I would be delighted if you let me know in case you find anything at all worth considering. You see, my son would like to study Physics and Astronomy in Japanese combined with English in London in a couple of years from now. Your results would be a great help to us as well.

Please feel free to drop me a line at:

babaloo@hellasnet.gr

Thank you and Good Luck with your studies there!

Konstantinos

PS All higher-education institutions in UK have the '...ac.uk' tag in their URL address.


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Konstantinos Karanikas B.Sc. Electr. Eng., MITI
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GyoSei Uni Jun 25, 2004

Hi mieuxy

More info coming your way !!!

I was lucky enough to unearth the actual Gyosei University prospectus(!), which I had then filed for future reference(?!!!) somewhere in the bottom drawers of my filing cabinets.

Here it is:

Gyosei International College in the UK:

London Rd.
Reading RG1 5AQ
UK

Tel: 0118 920 9362 / 0118 931 0152
Fax: 0118 931 0137

I don't know whether these particulars are any accurate nowadays, but perhaps Jesus could help you out here.

Good Luck!
Konstantinos

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Lucy Phillips  Identity Verified
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Try SOAS - School of Oriental and African Studies Jun 25, 2004

I did my MA in Linguistics here, it's part of the University of London, very centrally located and a small and friendly university with lots of overseas students.

They offer an MA in the Theory and Practice of Translation (Asian and African Languages), including Japanese. There is also a department of Japanese and Korean Studies.

I would recommend SOAS 100%!

http://www.soas.ac.uk/studying/courseinfo.cfm?courseinfoid=175


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Peter Linton  Identity Verified
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M.Sc in Translation including Japanese Jun 26, 2004

Imperial College in London is one of the UK's top-rated universities, and as you have discovered, they do a post-graduate course in Translation, including Japanese. Its full title is:

MSc in Scientific, Technical and Medical Translation with Translation Technology, or MScTrans for short.

It is an M.Sc. because Imperial focuses on technical subjects, and as the name suggests, this degree focuses on Scientific, Technical and Medical Translation. Elsewhere it would be called an MA. It is a 1-year course (full-time) or you can do it part-time over 2 years, allowing you to work as well.

Have a look at the website:
http://www.hu.ic.ac.uk/translation/thecourse.html

I am currently a student on this course, and some of my colleagues are Japanese. I think it is a very good course, and an excellent preparation for working as a translator.

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Linden Tree LS
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I knew I could count on this forum Jul 1, 2004

Big thanks to everyone who took time to reply me. It's really nice to get helpful reply in such a short time. I know I could count on proz.com forum!!

About for Msc. Trans at Imperial College,

Lars Peter Linton wrote:

I am currently a student on this course, and some of my colleagues are Japanese. I think it is a very good course, and an excellent preparation for working as a translator.

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I'm wondering if you heard anything about this program going "on-line" or "e-learning" mode. It's been on their web site but have you heard anything about it lately?

I am really excited about the notion of studying in England. It must be quite different from U.S. college experience.

Thanks again all for your kind comments.


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S_Reynolds  Identity Verified
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M.A.'s Aug 10, 2004

I'm just finishing my M.A. in Applied Translation Studies at Leeds (not London i know but good). Also was looking at S.O.A.S (University of London)'s website the other day and as of this year they are beginning an M.A. in Theory and Practice of Translation, i studied Chinese there, it's a fantastic school, they teach many, many languages, not least Japanese.

http://www.soas.ac.uk/studying/courseinfo.cfm?courseinfoid=175

Best of luck.


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Elizabeth Sumner
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Westminster does translating/interpreting Sep 8, 2004

Hi, I studied for an MA in Translation and Linguistics at the University of Westminster in London. It has various courses for native and non-native English speakers for both translating and interpreting.

Although it's a former polytechnic from 1870 odd, the translation course is very good - it was the first institution to have a postgraduate translation qualification in the UK as far as I know. It's got good translation resources - a very wide range of specialist dictionaries - and they will help you get a British Library card, which are virtually impossible to get hold of. The languages department is on Regent Street so handy for the BBC, embassies, etc. which do occasionally work/work placements for students, plus it's near Grant and Cutler (great foreign language bookshop).

On the downside you will need to bankrupt yourself living in London or pay over the odds for appalling university accommodation - I was charged 78 pounds a week to share a 12 person flat with one oven, and that wasn't even the worst!


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