MRes — 2024 entry Translation and Interpreting Studies

This unique and innovative course is the first of its kind in the UK. Our emphasis on analytical and research skills opens up an array of career opportunities, enabling you to enter the translation industry as language analyst or market researcher, or in positions focusing on strategic development and on research and development in the translation industry.

Key course information

Typical offer
2:2 minimum
Start date
September 2024
1 year
UK fees
Overseas fees
Stag Hill

Why choose
this course?

  • We’re one of the UK’s top translation research centres, with more than four decades of experience in postgraduate education and research training.
  • You’ll benefit from in-depth, systematic research training in translation and interpreting, and customised preparation for studying your PhD at Surrey. Alternatively, you can take this course as a stand-alone MRes degree.
  • We focus on exciting and fast-evolving areas of the discipline, such as translation and interpreting technologies, machine translation, translation process research, translation as intercultural mediation, corpus-based translation, audiovisual translation and multi-modality studies.
  • You'll join a new generation of translation researchers who collaborate and co-design research with language/translation service providers and users, to produce economically and socially relevant outcomes, applicable to real-world problems.
  • The Centre for Translation Studies (CTS) has developed an ambitious new research programme which will place you at the very heart of future developments. This programme informs our teaching and provides a strong focus on the responsible integration of human and machine translation and interpreting, as well as the targeted use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in multilingual mediation more generally.
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Fantastic graduate prospects

91% of our School of Literature and Languages postgraduate students go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA)

10th for research impact

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 ranked the School of Literature and Languages 10th for research impact

4th in the UK

For Languages and Linguistics in the Guardian University Guide 2024

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