Postgraduate courses

Every day in the life of a translator and interpreter is different and requires creative decision-making, and up-to-date knowledge and skills. As a student on our courses, you'll learn for the real world, giving you the skills required for your chosen industry.

Outstanding teaching

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Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Surrey delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

Study abroad

You have the opportunity to acquire international experience as part of your studies, by taking advantage of exchange agreements with our partner universities.

Locations of our partner universities include France, Germany and Spain.

Language support

We have a dedicated team here to support your language needs throughout your studies.

Why study with us?

Highly customisable courses

  • You can choose from a range of optional modules
  • You can customise your learning for your chosen career

Language-pair specific practice

  • We combine translation with technical, business and financial texts
  • We also conduct consecutive and dialogue interpreting

Transferable skills

  • We encourage the development of communication, project management and business skills
  • Our courses help prepare you for your chosen profession

Industry links

  • We regularly invite experienced professional translators and interpreters to give talks and contribute to modules
  • We develop our courses with industry leaders to ensure they are relevant

Virtual internships

  • Our internships enable you to collaborate with language service providers throughout the year
  • Opportunity to create a professional engagement portfolio for potential employers

Graduate employment

  • Recent graduates have gone on to work as translators, interpreters and project managers

Scholarships and bursaries

Discover how we may be able to support your studies with a host of bursaries and scholarships directly from the University of Surrey and external providers.


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