In the MA in Applied Translation, we are particularly interested in the transfer of information across languages in a broad range of fields such as business, commerce, legal, science and technology, publishing, journalism and other areas of the media. The course focuses on non-literary translation and is designed to provide an academic qualification for those intending to take up careers as in-house professional translators or who aim to work as freelance translators. It is also aimed at practising translators who would like to update their knowledge and skills or wish to gain access to teaching and lecturing. The MA provides a solid base for those wishing to pursue further postgraduate research in Translation Studies. While it is not a professional translator training programme, it equips its graduates for successful careers in a wide range of professions including translation thanks to its significant, and distinctive, practical components.
The School benefits from an outstanding research environment. UEA is home to the British Centre for Literary Translation (BCLT), translators and students edit the UEA journal Norwich Papers which devotes issues to the publication of students' scholarly work on translators and translation.