Master of Arts in Translation Studies

Africa International University

Program Description

Master of Arts in Translation Studies

Africa International University

Master of Arts in Translation Studies

This program provides for the professional development needs of practicing translators, translation project leaders, and translation consultants involved in the translation of the Bible and related material.

Biblical translation is an interdisciplinary task, and our program integrates training in Biblical languages, exegesis, translation principles, consulting, translation project management, and areas of linguistics directly relevant to Bible translation.

Admission requirements

  1. An undergraduate degree in any area of specialization from an accredited institution of higher learning with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, or a degree awarded with first class or upper second class honors, or its equivalent.
  2. Applicants with 2.75 cumulative grade point average or higher or second-class lower division or its equivalent should have at least two years of relevant experience after graduation.
  3. An applicant who does not meet the above requirements must present an undergraduate degree in any area of specialization and a Postgraduate Diploma in the relevant area of study from an accredited institution of higher learning with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, or its equivalent.

Mode of delivery

The MA in Biblical Translation involves both residential courses taken at AIU and distance courses taken in the student’s home area or field of assignment:

Residential courses

During the program, students will attend 5 residential sessions in Nairobi for approximately 3 weeks each. During each residential session, 2 courses will be taught, making a total of 10 courses. Biblical language exams will also be held at the start of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th residential sessions.


Distance courses

For the remainder of the program, students will be able to be based in their home country/area or field of assignment, taking a total of 15 online courses and completing practical assignments.

This non-residential period is designed so that students can continue to be involved in Bible translation projects during their studies.

If students are not already involved in a Bible translation project, the department will work with the student to find a suitable placement.

Alternatively, students are permitted to be resident at AIU for the whole duration of the program, if that is deemed to be the best choice.

MA in Translation Studies offered at AIU and is available full-time over 2 years or part-time over 3 years.

The part-time program consists of 25 credit hours in years 1 and 2 and 22 credit hours in year 3; biblical language courses start in year 2.

We welcome new students every other year starting in 2013 (i.e. 2013, 2015, 2017, etc.). Students in the 2013 entry will take Greek as their biblical language.

Fee structure

Full Time

  • Tuition Fees 65,400
  • Admin Charges 15,525
  • Total Tuition Fees 80,925
  • Total per Year 242,775
  • Total for Program 485,550

Part Time

  • Tuition Fees 43,600
  • Admin Charges 15,525
  • Total Tuition Fees 59,125
  • Total per Year 177,375
  • Total for Program 532,125

How to apply

You can apply online by clicking Online application

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You can send your application to Public Relations or Admissions.

You can find out more by calling us.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 19, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
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May 2019
Aug. 2019
Duration
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2 - 3 
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Price
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485,550 KES
Full Time: Total for Programme - 485,550; Part Time: Total for Programme - 532,125
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Kenya - Nairobi, Nairobi County
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