MA Multilingual Information Management

School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Our courses are about overcoming language barriers. An MA from Sheffield prepares you for a career in a multilingual workplace.

Sheffield is leading the debate on international development and the School of Languages and Cultures plays a key role.

We work with colleagues from a range of disciplines to create courses that prepare you for an international, multilingual career.

About the course

This course, designed to prepare you for a career in intercultural digital communication, is taught by two departments – the School of Modern Languages and the Information School, Sheffield'd top-rated iSchool.

You'll develop language skills and cultural awareness, along with strong technical skills in web content management, electronic publishing and usability.

Employers will be attracted by your abilities in project management and knowledge of new media marketing.

There are lectures, seminars, small-group work and workshops.

Core modules

  • Localisation for Linguists
  • Concepts and Approaches in Intercultural Communication 1
  • Information Management in Organisations
  • Designing Usable Websites
  • Information Retrieval
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

A range including:

  • Translation Technologies
  • International Management
  • International Project Management
  • Critical Reading and Writing at MA Level
  • Enhanced Languages
  • Approaches to Translation Genres
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • E-Business and E-Commerce
  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Researching Social Media
  • Content Management Systems
  • Information System Modelling
  • Language in Context
  • Translation Genres

Translation Module/Enhanced Languages:

  • Project
  • Professional Problem-based Learning


  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Small-group work
  • Workshops

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Translation postgraduate student

Key facts

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 or equivalent in any subject discipline. You must also have an advanced working knowledge of two languages (CEFR B1/ B2), one of which should be English.

We expect you to be familiar with Microsoft Word and email, and willing to learn more advanced packages.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

Your career

Our reputation for excellence means your MA will be highly respected by employers. You'll develop the skills to work in translation, culture and communication internationally or in the UK. Recent graduates have gone on to work for employers such as SDL, Transact, The Big Word, Kaplan, the University of Leeds, the State University – Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Centre for French & Francophone Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and International Projects Director at a South Yorkshire College.

You may also choose to follow in the footsteps of students who have continued to PhD and have been awarded highly prestigious grants for PhD study such as Wolfson and WRoCAH scholarships.

About us

We constantly review and revise our degrees to make sure you keep on top of the latest developments in the field. You'll learn academic theory and practical skills – and how to relate the two.

Sheffield is at the forefront of modern languages research. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework ranks us among the top ten Russell Group universities for impact in this field. Recent projects include e-learning and knowledge exchange with industry, and three initiatives looking at language teaching and learning.

Our facilities

You can practise your English, French, German, Italian or Spanish with native speakers at our Modern Languages Teaching Centre. Our specially designed building has modern spaces for teaching and research.

We're right next to the other arts and humanities departments, and there are lots of opportunities to share ideas.

Apply now

You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Caroline Wordley
Postgraduate Secretary
T: +44 (0)114 222 0631