School of Languages and Cultures,
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Accredited by the European Masters in Translation (EMT) network
You will learn the theory and practice of translation and gain technological knowledge and skills needed to work in the translation industry. You’ll learn how to use the standard strategies, procedures and techniques of translators, as well as enhancing your interpretative and analytical skills.
We’ll help you develop your ability to translate from at least one language. Translation options are: from English into Arabic, Chinese, Polish and Italian or translation from Czech, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish into English.
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Technical modules drawn on up-to-date, industry-standard tools, including WordfastPro, MemoQ, SDL Trados, Alchemy Catalyst, CatsCradle, OmegaT and WinCAPS.
Lectures, seminars (led by staff and students), small-group work, workshops and one-to-one consultations with staff.
Essays, presentations, practical translation technologies projects, translation assignments, a translation exam and a dissertation.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
Your MA opens up a wide range of career opportunities in translation and related industries. Our graduates have become translators, editors and project managers.
Recent graduates have gone on to work for employers such as SDL, ZooDigital and TransAction translators, and global corporations and organisations including Google, Amazon, GCHQ, the European Union and the United Nations.
Some of our graduates have set up their own companies, or have continued to PhD study.
I have loved having the opportunity to learn about translation technologies, as well as website and video game localisation, which most other universities do not teach.
MA Translation Studies
You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree in a language-related discipline such as linguistics, literature or a language.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
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.