Nuria Massot

School of Languages and Cultures

Programme Leader for the MA Translation Studies

Senior University Teacher

Nuria Massot
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Nuria Massot
School of Languages and Cultures
Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
S3 7RA

I am a University Teacher in the MA programmes in Translation and Intercultural Communication Studies, specialising in Translation Technologies, Localisation and Project Management. 

I studied a BA (Hons) in Translation and Interpreting at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona where I also completed an MA in Translation Technologies. I am also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Before joining academia, I worked in the translation industry as a freelance translator and localiser for over 10 years.

Before coming to Sheffield, I taught modules on Translation Technologies and Catalan Language and Culture at University College Cork (Ireland). I joined the University of Sheffield in 2014, where I coordinate and teach on a variety of modules on translation technologies, localisation, project management and subtitling practice, as well as contributing to other postgraduate modules on Translation and Intercultural Communication. 


  • Programme Leader for the MA Translation Studies
  • PGT Assessment Officer
  • Translation tutors coordinator
Research interests

My research interests are directly related to my teaching and professional practice. They focus on translation technologies, translator training and employability.

I am particularly interested in translation technology training and in bridging the gap between academia and the industry. I work closely with translation companies and local associations in order to develop links and opportunities for current MA students while enhancing their employability skills.

Teaching activities

I convene and teach on the following modules:

  • Translation Technologies
  • Localisation for Linguists
  • International Project Management
  • Dissertation support

I contribute to the following modules:

  • Theory and Practice of Subtitling
  • Subtitling Project
  • Translation Skills and Genres
  • Concepts and Approaches in Translation Studies
  • Concepts and Approaches in Intercultural Communication

Dissertation supervision

Each year I supervise a range of MA dissertations on a wide variety of research topics in areas related to translation studies, audiovisual translation and intercultural communication.

Professional activities and memberships
  • Member of APTIS (Association of Programmes in Translation and Interpreting Studies of the UK and Ireland) - representing the University of Sheffield.
  • Member of the European Masters in Translation (EMT) Network.
  • External examiner for UG and PGT programmes in Translation Studies at two other UK universities.
Selected Presentations

An overview of translation technology training at MA level in the UK. 1st Annual Conference of the Association of Programmes in Translation and Interpreting Studies of the UK and Ireland (APTIS), Aston University, Birmingham, 23-24 November 2018.