MA Translation Studies

University of Portsmouth

Program Description

MA Translation Studies

University of Portsmouth

MA Translation Studies (2015 entry)

This is a practical, accredited course designed for language graduates and practicing translators, which offers a formal qualification in translating between English and any of a range of languages. It has a strong practical orientation, embracing technology and research skills that are highly relevant to translation as a career. Also available:

MA Translation Studies (Distance learning –duration 3 years)

On this course you can:

  • Specialise in translation between English and your choice of language from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish,
  • Balance your study between translation skills, technological competence and the acquisition of theoretical methodologies
  • Follow a programme accredited by the European Masters in Translation network

What opportunities might this lead to?

The MA Translation Studies at the University of Portsmouth is an accredited member of the European Masters in Translation Network, and the University is also a member of the OPTIMALE translator training network funded by the Erasmus lifelong learning scheme of the European Commission. The course includes a strong practical element, as well as a careers element, which enables those who wish to become professionals to understand the basics of staff, agency and freelance translation work. Translation graduates are in demand for translation project management as well as editing, copy writing and related posts.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. Applicants whose main language is English require advanced knowledge of at least one other language (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish).

English language requirements

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 or equivalent with no component less than 6.5.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 10, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus or Online
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
1 - 3 years
Part time
Full time
5,000 GBP
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Portsmouth, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 3 years
Price 5,000 GBP
-UK/EU - £5,000; -Non EU - £11,500