Why study translation at UCL?
Being a large multi-faculty institution located in Bloomsbury, right in the heart of vibrant multicultural London, UCL provides a uniquely rich environment for studying and researching translation in all its facets. In all, UCL offers undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as research expertise in more than twenty European languages and cultures, with library and technological resources to match.The Faculty of Arts and Humanities hosts a group of departments with specialist knowledge of West European languages and cultures. Languages taught in the Faculty include English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Hebrew, Yiddish, Latin and Ancient Greek. The School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) covers all the major languages, literatures and cultures of Central and Eastern Europe.
UCL collaborates with the nearby School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in the Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning 'Languages of the Wider World'. The Centre is supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
The Arts and Humanities Faculty's Centre for Intercultural Studies runs four interdepartmental MA programmes in Comparative Literature, Gender Studies and Film Studies as well as Translation Studies. The Centre runs research skills courses for MA students on interdisciplinary programmes and organises research seminars and public events.
The Mellon Postdoctoral Programme on 'Translations/Transpositions' runs regular research seminars that are of particular interest to students of translation.
The inter-faculty Centre for European Studies oversees research activity with a European focus across departments and disciplines. The Centre also organises several MA programmes in European culture, thought and history. The UCL Language Centre offers taught and self-access courses in a vast number of languages, using the latest technology.
Interdisciplinary work is facilitated by the presence, in the Faculties of Social and Historical Sciences and of Life Sciences, of departments of Anthropology, Geography, Phonetics and Linguistics, History, History of Art, and many others.
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