2020 start

Multilingual Information Management

School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Information School, Faculty of Social Sciences

We’ll show you how to manage multilingual data as part of a multilingual team. This MA covers the theory and practice of the information management process and best practice for effective communication.
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Course description

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.

This course is taught by two departments – the School of Modern Languages and the Information School, Sheffield’s top-rated iSchool.

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Core modules

  • Search Engine Optimisation and Website Design
  • Information Retrieval: Search Engines and Digital Libraries
  • Concepts and Approaches in Intercultural Communication
  • Localisation for Linguists
  • Study and Dissertation Support
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

Examples include:

  • Translation Skills
  • Translation Technologies
  • Film Translation of Literary Classics
  • International Management
  • International Project Management
  • Enhanced Languages
  • 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 module/Enhanced Languages
  • Project
  • Theory and Practice of Subtitling 1


Teaching takes place through lectures, seminars, small-group work and workshops.


You’ll be assessed by essays, practical information technologies projects and a dissertation.


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

The module selection will offer you variety, practicality and even help with building up your interests. Most important however, it will help you launch your career into a dynamic, international workplace.

Rafal Szymaniuk
MA Multilingual Information Management graduate

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 score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students


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

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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.