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School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Career after the MA

Job destinations

A survey on Durham MA Graduates carried out in November 2010 (53% respondents) shows that over 84% of the students who completed their MA in Durham in 2008 were working at the time of survey; 40% employed and 20% self-employed in translation jobs.

Of the 2009 graduates (students who had finished 1 month before the survey), 60 % already worked at the time of the survey.

Three students had started working while completing the Translation Project/Dissertation that concluded their degree.

The graduates' positions included: proof-reader checker, terminologist, free-lance translator, translation junior project manager, and translator trainer in a Chinese University. Durham Graduates so far have been selected to work for such companies as RWS and SDL Trados, and have been accepted for placements at the Directorate General for Translation.

Interview

Interviewed by her employer, Claire Wang, MATS graduate student with English-Chinese specialism 2011, explains how translation works in the company that employs her, to watch the clip click here.