Translation and Interpreting Studies MRes

Why choose this course?

Our MRes Translation Studies programme will allow you to pursue your passion for languages and communication, feed your fascination for the way words work, and open doors to a range of fulfilling and exciting opportunities.

This unique and innovative programme is the first of its kind in the UK, providing in-depth systematic research training and targeted preparation for undertaking a PhD in the discipline of languages and translation.

What you will study

As a student on this programme, you will have access to our world-class Centre for Translation Studies, which is internationally recognised as a centre for high-quality research and teaching. Our approach of combining leading research expertise with professional relevance will provide you with the skills you need to thrive in an academic career or in a career in the translation industry.

A range of optional modules will enable you to specialise in your individual area of interest, shaping your degree to your aspirations. You will undertake evidence-based, interdisciplinary research tailored towards real-world problems, providing you with a competitive edge as you enter the world of work or pursue further study.

Our strong emphasis on developing analytical and research skills will open up many opportunities for graduates in further study and in the translation industry.

Course facts

Qualification Study mode Course length Start date
MRes Full-time 12 months Oct 2018
MRes Part-time 24 months Oct 2018
Stag Hill

Global opportunities

There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.

Our students

  • 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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  • Gloria Trasatti, MA Interpreting

    "If you love travelling, you can take advantage of the perfect geographical position of Guildford. Surrey’s societies play a great role in university life, they offer a wide range of activities and new experiences."

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Our graduates

  • Sara Orthaber, PhD Linguistics

    "My supervisor helped me to achieve my aims by encouraging me to attend various types of conferences from the very beginning of my PhD."

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  • Kristian Roncero, PhD Linguistics

    "Studying at Surrey has been the best experience of my life. I have a very supportive and friendly department, who have treated me as an equal from the very beginning."

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Discover

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes.

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

Timetable

Timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday–Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the course administrators.

Policies and regulations

Please refer to our academic regulations and student policies and regulations. These may be amended from time to time.

Learning and disability support

We have two services, the Student Personal Learning and Study Hub (SPLASH) and Additional Learning Support (ALS) which can help develop your learning.

Student Personal Learning and Study Hub

SPLASH is a learning space in the Library where our learning development team is based. It comprises dedicated Student Learning Advisers and Information Skills Librarians who can assist you in developing your academic and research skills, including writing, presenting, revision and critical thinking.

Find out more about the study support available.

Additional Learning Support

ALS is the University’s disability and neurodiversity service which supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (for example: dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (for example: autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).

Students are encouraged to disclose their condition and register with the service so that they can be appropriately supported during their studies.

The ALS team can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for Disabled Students' Allowance and screen students for dyslexia and dyspraxia. Regular study skills and mentoring support is also provided to students where appropriate.

See the Additional Learning Support website for more information.

Entry requirements

Native English speakers: MA in Languages and/or Translation/Interpreting with a merit or higher – or equivalent; BA in Languages and/or Translation/Interpreting with a minimum of a UK 2:2 class honours degree – or equivalent.

Speakers of other languages: MA in Languages and/or Translation with a merit or higher – or equivalent; BA in Languages and/or Translation/Interpreting with a minimum of a UK 2:2 class honours degree or higher – or equivalent.

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English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 or above (or equivalent), with a minimum of 7 in writing, and 6.0 in all other components

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Recognition of prior learning

The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If this applies to you, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience, or to join the start of a course without the formal entry requirements. This means that you may be exempt from certain elements of study in the course for which you have applied and be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims. 

Please see the Code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. Please email Admissions with any queries.

Fees

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time Oct 2018 £7,300 £15,900
Part-time Oct 2018 £3,700 £8,500

Please note these fees are for the academic year 2018-19 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.

View the list of fees for all postgraduate taught programmes.

Funding

Discounts for Surrey graduates

Thinking of continuing your education at Surrey? As an alumnus of Surrey you may be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught masters programme fees.

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Loans, scholarships and financial support

There are many streams of funding for postgraduate students including awards, scholarships and loans.

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Admission information

Our postgraduate admissions policy provides the basis for admissions practice across the University and gives a framework for how we encourage, consider applications and admit students. You can also read our postgraduate applicant guidance.

Contact us

Admissions enquiries

+44 (0)1483 682 222

admissions@surrey.ac.uk

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