Translation Studies MRes

Why Surrey?

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 further study and a range of fulfilling and exciting career 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.

Programme overview

The need for a new generation of highly skilled translation researchers is forever growing. Our programme will provide you with the skills and expertise necessary to meet this demand, and excel in your work as the translation industry moves into the future.

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 a career in the languages and 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 the translation industry, and also provide the necessary research training for graduates preparing to undertake a PhD.

Example module listing

The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.


Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time Sep 2017 £7,000 £14,500
Part-time Sep 2017

Please note these fees are for the academic year 2017/2018 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.

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Programme leader

Professor Sabine Braun

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Course facts

Qualification Study mode Course length Start date
MRes Full-time 12 months Sep 2017
MRes Part-time 24 months Sep 2017

* Subject to validation

Subject to validation

This programme is subject to approval. This means that it has received initial agreement from the University and is currently undergoing a detailed final approval exercise, through the University’s quality assurance processes. These processes are a requirement for all Higher Education Institutions within the UK, to ensure that programmes are of the highest standard. Occasionally there may be instances where the University may delay or not approve the introduction of the programme. In these instances applicants will be informed by no later than 5 August.

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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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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.

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