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22 Master of Art Degrees in Translation

A Master of Arts, or MA degree, is an advanced academic achievement that offers a more extensive study of the curriculum covered in a related bachelor’s degree program. Students working toward Master of Arts degrees generally have broad academic backgrounds and a strong understanding of a variety of disciplines, including, but not limited to, history, humanities, English, philosophy, theolog… Read more

A Master of Arts, or MA degree, is an advanced academic achievement that offers a more extensive study of the curriculum covered in a related bachelor’s degree program. Students working toward Master of Arts degrees generally have broad academic backgrounds and a strong understanding of a variety of disciplines, including, but not limited to, history, humanities, English, philosophy, theology, social sciences, and fine arts. 

Just what is an MA in Translation? A Translation Masters program offers a thorough examination of translation theories and practices and trains students to become experts in cross-cultural communication and understanding. Translation Masters students undertake language-specific coursework to learn to translate a broad range of written and oral communications, including textbooks, historical documents, handwritten letters, user manuals, novels, plays, poems, or any number of other mediums. Additional topics of study may include a review of computer-assisted translation tools utilized by professional translators, as well as cultural studies relevant to the language or languages at hand.

Students who successfully complete Translation MA programs are well-prepared for a variety of roles within the competitive fields of translation and interpreting.  Many clients feel that an advanced Translation degree improves credibility, meaning that Masters Degree holders are more likely to find profitable work than their less-educated counterparts. 

The cost of a Masters Degree program in Translation vary greatly from school to school and country to country, so it is advised that interested students contact each school of interest in order to obtain specific tuition information.

Students who finish Translation Studies graduate programs are well-equipped to work as freelance translators or interpreters, as translation software developers, as government agency employees, or in personal or corporate translation services, among other related professions.  

Numerous international options exist for students interested in obtaining an MA in Translation. Many students, particularly those who live in remote areas, choose to enroll in online Translation programs, due in large part to the degree of flexibility they offer.  Masterstudies’ extensive database is a great place to start exploring the global options that exist for students seeking an advanced translation degree. To find a course that fits your needs, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Treviso, Italy

The Master's Degree in Translation and Interpreting (TI) aims to train professionals with specific linguistic skills in the field of interpretation and translation, both speci ... +

The Master's Degree in Translation and Interpreting (TI) aims to train professionals with specific linguistic skills in the field of interpretation and translation, both specialized and literary, who are able to use IT and multimedia techniques and tools. Studies in translation, understood not only as communication but also as a primary form of mediation, address the most diverse linguistic-literary and socio-cultural issues from a comparative, intercultural, and inclusive perspective. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
Italian
01 Sep 2023
05 May 2023
Campus
 
University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

Undertake industry-relevant professional translator and interpreter training through our master's course.

Undertake industry-relevant professional translator and interpreter training through our master's course. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2023
27 Jul 2023
Campus
 
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom

Graduates can pursue careers in a range of areas where translation skills are required, e.g. academic, creative writing, translation and interpreting industry, public policy, ... +

Graduates can pursue careers in a range of areas where translation skills are required, e.g. academic, creative writing, translation and interpreting industry, public policy, business and commerce and journalism. The programme includes specialist training in translation technologies and offers opportunities for work experience. Graduates are also equipped for taking up doctoral study. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Aug 2023
Campus
 

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University of Roehampton London
London, United Kingdom

This programme aims to address the growing demand for translators with skills in translating technical texts and will familiarise you with the socio-cultural, linguistic and t ... +

This programme aims to address the growing demand for translators with skills in translating technical texts and will familiarise you with the socio-cultural, linguistic and technical dimensions that characterise specialised multilingual material. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Queen's University Belfast - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Belfast, United Kingdom

The MA Translation aims to enable students to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of the prevailing theories and practices of translation through intellectual and int ... +

The MA Translation aims to enable students to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of the prevailing theories and practices of translation through intellectual and interactive enquiry and advanced translation practice. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2023
Campus
 
London Metropolitan University
London, United Kingdom

A master's degree designed to help you start or advance a career in translation. The course meets academic and professional standards as well as the market demands of the tran ... +

A master's degree designed to help you start or advance a career in translation. The course meets academic and professional standards as well as the market demands of the translation industry, through a balanced and well-structured curriculum. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2023
Campus
 
University College Cork
Cork, Ireland

Our MA in Translation Studies programme is part of the European Masters in Translation (EMT) Network established by the Directorate-General for Translation (DGT) at the Europe ... +

Our MA in Translation Studies programme is part of the European Masters in Translation (EMT) Network established by the Directorate-General for Translation (DGT) at the European Commission. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Surrey
Guildford, United Kingdom

This is one of the longest-running MA Translation courses in the world. Incorporating over 30 years of experience in translator education, our internationally recognised cours ... +

This is one of the longest-running MA Translation courses in the world. Incorporating over 30 years of experience in translator education, our internationally recognised course focuses on professional translation, preparing you for a career in the language services industry. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The MA programme in Translation combines training of practical translation skills and/or cultural mediation with the teaching of translation theories and methods. It is unique ... +

The MA programme in Translation combines training of practical translation skills and/or cultural mediation with the teaching of translation theories and methods. It is unique in terms of the range of Asian/African language and cultural specializations. The practical translation modules are optional, students who prefer to concentrate on cultural translation, cultural mediation, or translation theory are also welcome. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Our MA in English-Chinese Interpreting with Translation is ideal for those looking to embark on careers as professional interpreters, combining interpreting theory and practic ... +

Our MA in English-Chinese Interpreting with Translation is ideal for those looking to embark on careers as professional interpreters, combining interpreting theory and practice and with teaching taking place in a state-of-the-art Interpreting Suite. You are also encouraged to use these facilities outside of teaching time to develop your practical skills further. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University Saint-Joseph
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Since its foundation in 1980, the School of Translators and Interpreters of Beirut (ETIB) has been training senior translators and interpreters with the highest standards to m ... +

Since its foundation in 1980, the School of Translators and Interpreters of Beirut (ETIB) has been training senior translators and interpreters with the highest standards to master Arabic, French and English languages as well as intercultural competencies by helping them to adapt to cultural differences, sharpen strong analytical and deductive skills, and develop professional judgment. Member of CIUTI (International Standing Conference of University Institutes of Translators and Interpreters) and of the FIT (International Federation of Translators), recognized by the AIIC (International Association of Conference Interpreters), and having a long-standing and close relation with the United Nations and the European Parliament, ETIB aspires to be an active member among the university institutions of the world and a pole of excellence in the fields of research and innovation in the Arab world. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
15 - 24 months
English, Arabic
Campus