Language, Communication and Translation Studies

In the School of English and Languages, we're fascinated with the way words and languages work, how they travel across national boundaries and between cultures, and the relationship they have with our thoughts.

Our languages and linguistics programmes are ranked sixth by The Guardian University Guide 2017 and our Spanish courses are number one in the 2016 National Student Survey, with a student satisfaction rating of 100 per cent.


Our Language, Communication and Translation Studies courses


Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate Study (Taught)

Postgraduate Study (Research)

Why study Language, Communication and Translation Studies at Surrey?

Five reasons to study languages at Surrey

Discover what makes our Applied Languages degrees different.

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The benefits of a Masters in languages and translation

Dr Sabine Braun, Director of the Centre of Translation Studies, explains how a Masters degree could help you get ahead in the field of languages, communication and translation.

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I wouldn’t change my decision to come here because of the support I have received and the strong communication, team work and leadership abilities I have developed during my degree.

Karina Puttock, BA (Hons) French and Spanish

Your future in language, communication and translation studies

Kleopatra Mamoni, Senior Transcreation Manager, TAG Worldwide

Discover how Surrey’s MA Business Translation with Interpreting programme enhanced Kleopatra’s career prospects.

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My Surrey experience: Yidi Zhang, MA Translation

"I feel like I’ve changed for the better since I started studying at Surrey - I'm constantly learning new things and I’ve met some amazing people, too."

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“The MA Translation Studies and Intercultural Communication allowed me to think in a lateral way and acquire not only the subject knowledge but also learn different ways of solving problems – a great skill in a future workplace.”

Why Surrey?

Why we chose Surrey

Our students explain why they decided to come to Surrey and share what they love about living and studying here.

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Surrey named University of the Year

We’re proud to be University of the Year and University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

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Surrey in a single word

We challenged our students to sum up the University of Surrey using just one word.

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2,300+ partner organisations

Over the past five years, more than 2,300 partner organisations have worked with us to give students valuable experience in the professional environment.

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