MA Intercultural Communication in the Creative Industries

Postgraduate degree

Intercultural Communication in the Creative Industries

Use your language skills and first-hand experience of different cultures to explore new territory in and around translation and the media world.

Start Date:

September 2022

Duration:

1 year (full-time)
2 years (part-time)

Degree Type:

MA/PGDip/PGCert

Number of credits:

MA: 180 credits
PGDip: 120 credits
PGCert: 60 credits

School:

Arts

Specific entry requirements

We particularly welcome candidates who have a degree in Translation or Modern Languages, but entry to the programme is open to all applicants with a good degree in Linguistics, Economics, Law, Film, Media, Cultural Studies, Communication Studies and other relevant areas. We will also consider candidates without a relevant degree who have an appropriate professional qualification or with proven professional expertise in the field of translation. Acceptance of candidates in this category may be subject to an interview by the Programme Convener.

Postgraduate and Doctoral open evening

Wednesday 3 November 2021, 5–7.30pm

Course and Module Details

Overview:

This MA is designed for multilingual students who want a career in the creative industries.

In our global culture, talented people with multilingual skills are increasingly sought after by the creative industries. In this trailblazing MA you will have the opportunity to combine your language and translation skills with the study of London’s vibrant creative industries.

On the programme, you will reach beyond the traditional roles of translation and localisation by studying how these disciplines are applied in the creative industries, paying particular attention to the practical application of these skills in a professional environment.

You will be introduced to the emerging areas of transcreation and cultural adaptation, which refer to the creative process of altering messages so they are suitable for the target local market, while maintaining the original intent, tone, and style. You will also use your multilingual and multicultural skills in order to translate for the arts, advertising and entertainment sectors.

We offer a wide variety of optional modules in a range of subjects including translation-related fields such as subtitling, media accessibility and videogame localisation. Alternatively, if you want to build a more media-related profile, you will be able to choose modules on media and communications, film and screen cultures, and social media and data journalism.

You will complete your MA with a dissertation, which allows you to carry out a practical translation task with a commentary or to apply your understanding, knowledge, analytical, conceptual and personal skills to an in-depth investigation of a topic relating to an appropriate area of intercultural communication.

Placements with translation/localisation companies and cultural institutions are at the heart of this MA. Placements are not compulsory, but you will benefit from the extensive industry contacts of members of staff and the visits of key professionals in order to help you find a placement that suits your interests.

A Windows OS computer is necessary to use most of our professional software packages.

Out of English into: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, French, Finnish, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Into English from: French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, German, Spanish

(Contact us about other language pairs)

Corporate member of International Translators and Interpreters

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Modules

 

Indicative Timetable

Students on this course are normally in Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday amd Friday (Day & Evening).

Contact us for further information.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2022 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International
£8,950 £15,750

Career Options

This courses provides vocational training for those interested in working in global multimedia, and the cultural and creative industries. However, it will also provide you with a working knowledge of translation, a skill highly-valued by employers in a variety of industries.

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

You can apply now for any programme starting in Autumn 2021, January or February 2022 or September 2022.

All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our Finance pages for more details

Postgraduate application process FAQs

 

To apply, you need to complete our online application form.

No, you can save and revisit your application form and can contact us directly at any time if you need advice or assistance.

We have general entry requirements for postgraduate courses. Many of our courses also have specific entry requirements. You can find details of these, and the fees for individual courses, on our postgraduate course pages.

If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study. However, if you have international fee status and require a Tier 4 Visa, then you will normally need to apply much earlier. Please see our application deadlines for postgraduate study.

We encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as some programmes have limited numbers.

Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.

You can find more information on our postgraduate home and postgraduate international financial support pages. There are also other sources of external funding for international students available.

Yes, we have a wide range of high quality and competitively priced on-campus student residences. We are able to offer quiet rooms and can adjust for those with specific access needs.

Find out more on our accommodation pages

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Our Research

Research conducted in the School of Arts covers a wide range of diverse and innovative arts practices, from dance and drama to journalism, film, media, linguistics and computing. Our School of Arts is divided into three subject areas: Dance; Drama, Theatre and Performance; and Communication, Culture and Media. Click here to view our research page.

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At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options. 

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.