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.

What our students say

Read our student profiles to discover first-hand what it's like to study with us.

The course is well organised; not only does it focus on practical skills, such as simultaneous and consecutive, but also on interpreting theory. Gloria Trasatti, MA Interpreting
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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.

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
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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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