Taught course

Translation Studies

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Modern Languages
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Candidates should possess or expect to obtain a relevant undergraduate languages degree at a minimum of upper second class honours (2:1) level.

This programme is particularly suitable for graduates in language, translation studies, literature and disciplines broadly conceived to have a humanities focus. Applicants with alternative undergraduate degree backgrounds will be given the opportunity to demonstrate that they possess the appropriate linguistic skills and competences for the programme in the context of the written language test and interview.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme offers core training in the theory and practice of translation, working with academic staff, professional translators, interpreters and employers.

The MA in Translation Studies is designed to comply with the European Master’s in Translation guidelines produced by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Translation.

The MA in Translation Studies offers knowledge and expertise for students wishing to pursue a career as professional translators in the public and private sectors, or wishing to pursue further study in translation. Training in translation also prepares you for careers in other language-related professions including journalism, public relations and language teaching.

Information for international students

Non-native speakers of English are expected to have a recognised English-language qualification (e.g. IELTS with a score of 6.5 and no subsection below 5.5), as the minimum requirement to be invited to interview. Written and oral competence in English will also be tested at interview.

Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
languages-pg-admissions@cardiff.ac.uk