Feedback from Translation graduates
20th August 2013
After gaining a first-class undergraduate degree at Cardiff University in English Literature and French, I was delighted to have a reason to stay when I found out that I'd been given a place on their MA in Translation. Cardiff itself is truly home to me now - the rain can't stop the city from being beautiful and the people from being friendly. The city is big enough for you to know you're in a city, but small enough that things are close by. I like it so much that I don't want to leave. In fact I'm staying for the next three years to do a PhD in Translation!
Esther MA Translation 2013
Having taken the Specialised Translation Module in Medical and Pharmaceutical texts here at Cardiff, I decided that it would be very advantageous to take the Work Placement module with an employer in the medical field. Working between Russian, Ukranian, German and English, my plan for the Training Module was to improve my translation skills and gain experience in the professional world. As I have discovered, demands for experience and comprehension of medical language are often stressed by the employer when you want to become a specialized medical translator. On completion of my placement I felt more confident to apply my theoretical knowledge in practice and reflect critically on my work. I learned how to deal with confidential information in a professional manner, present my ideas clearly and use my organisation skills to help me work more efficiently. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Yevheniya - MA Translation 2013
I found the MA program interesting for its accommodation of many languages. Learning in a cosmopolitan academic environment enriched my educational experience. Meeting other students from different backgrounds and cultures broadened my perspective of translation. It is this multilingual opportunity that made me realize the uniqueness of Arabic localization in relation to other languages. And so, I am now enjoying my dissertation writing on the topic.
Nada - MA Translation 2013