Modern Languages at the University of Glasgow (1): great new post-grad courses

On 28 February the Guardian newspaper published a list of Modern languages and linguistics postgraduate and master’s courses available in the UK in 2012. For some reason, the list doesn’t include the post-grad courses available at Glasgow University from academic year 2012-13.

Glasgow’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures will be offering an MSc in Translation Studies: Translation & Professional Practice and an MLitt in European Studies: Cultures, Societies & Languages.

Both these courses are great news in themselves, and especially welcome after the threats of drastic cuts to  Modern Languages teaching. I’m sure the Translation Studies course in particular will tick the right sort of “employability” boxes for the University management.

Here are more kudos for Glasgow:

According to the International Student Barometer 2011:
International students report satisfaction levels of more than 97% with the expert lecturers in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures.
International students in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures report more than 90% satisfaction with their learning at Glasgow.

According to the Times 2012 League Table:
French at the University of Glasgow is ranked number 1 in Scotland and is in the top 10 in the UK.
German at the University of Glasgow is ranked 2nd in Scotland.
Italian at the University of Glasgow is ranked first in Scotland.

Well done to all at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures!

By Marian Dougan

Published by Marian Dougan

Marian is a translator and editor (specialising in web content) currently based in Glasgow, Scotland. Marian previously lived in Italy for over 20 years, working as a language teacher, translator and policy analyst with the British Embassy in Rome. A qualified member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) and its Italian-language and ITI Scotnet networks, she is currently Scotnet's Convenor and Deputy Webmaster. From 2003 to 2006 Marian taught translation skills at the Italian Department of Glasgow University and now gives Master Classes as part of the new Masters in Translation Studies course. She also conducts web-writing and usability workshops to help people improve their websites and communicate more effectively with their readers, users and customers. In September 2014 Marian obtained User Experience Certification, with specialisation in Web Design, from the Nielsen Norman Group. She loves language, especially English, and is convinced that learning languages opens up people’s minds and horizons (and increases their brainpower!). To share her enthusiasm, she advises schools and educational authorities on language skills and enterprise. She gives talks to pupils on how to combine language studies with other subjects and so enhance their potential and increase their career options. Marian is an active member of organisations such as: Scottish Council Development and Industry (SCDI); Association of Scottish Businesswomen; Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Scotland. She also loves architecture, design, fashion (British Vogue!), cities and chocolate. She’s a great fan of Twitter and you can also find her on Linkedin.

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