MA — 2024 entry Translation

Originally launched in 1986, our Translation MA is one of the longest-running in the world and attracts students from all over the globe. We'll provide you with a solid, all-round translator education fit for the evolving realities and technological challenges of the language 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?

  • Our teaching combines professional translation experience with expertise in translation studies and is designed to meet the true needs of today’s translation market, whilst also enabling you to develop a professional CV as you study.
  • As a UK centre of excellence in Translation Studies, we are guided by an ambitious research programme which focuses on the responsible integration of tried-and-tested professional translation practices.
  • These fast-evolving language technologies include translation memories, term management software, corpus linguistics as an aid to translation, machine translation and artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT.
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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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