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Multilingual Information Management

School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Information School, Faculty of Social Sciences

We’ll teach you a combination of technological, intercultural and linguistic skills – so you can analyse, address and solve complex real-world IT problems in international communications. This MA covers the theory and practice of the information management process and best practice for effective communication.
PhD students at the Information School

Course description

Building on your current language abilities, you’ll develop practical skills in website design and software localisation using industry-standard software. You can design your course to suit your interests through optional modules. Subjects range from information technology and management to intercultural communication.

This course is taught by two departments – the School of Languages and Cultures, and the Information School, Sheffield’s top-rated iSchool. We're second best in the world for Library and Information Management according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, reflecting the Information School's outstanding research and teaching.

  • Develop strong technical skills in web content management, electronic publishing and usability.
  • Develop your expertise in international project management and working as part of a multilingual team, and your knowledge of new media marketing. 
  • Through optional modules you’ll have a variety of ways to explore your interests.

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Our technical modules draw on up-to-date, industry-standard translation and localisation tools, including WordfastPro, MemoQ, SDL Trados, Memsource, Alchemy Catalyst, CatsCradle, OmegaT and WinCAPS.

Explore core and optional modules


Lectures, seminars, small-group work and workshops.


You'll be assessed by essays, presentations, practical technologies projects and a dissertation.


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

Your career

Our MA produces highly employable graduates for a global job market. Employers will be attracted by your strong technical skills and knowledge of new media marketing alongside your ability to communicate complex digital information in an intercultural environment.

Graduates have go on to a range of roles, for example becoming project managers, consultants, web designers, marketing managers, cyber security experts and senior analysts. Organisations our graduates have gone on to include: University of Sheffield, thebigword (Leeds), Think Different (Sunningdale), PR Newswire (London), Transport for London, Clextral (Saint-Etienne).

Some of our graduates have also set up their own companies, or gone on to PhD study.

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.


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.