Applications are invited from graduates normally with at least a Second Class Honours degree in any one (for the one-language route) or two (for the two-language route) of the following language(s): Irish, Chinese, French, German, Japanese or Spanish.
In addition, applicants should preferably have spent a total of at least 12 months per language in a country/countries where the language(s) they wish to study are spoken.
Consideration will be given to other subject specialists with appropriate linguistic competence.
Months of entry
The MA in Translation Studies / MA i Staidéar an Aistriúcháin at Dublin City University is a one-year, full-time or a two year part-time programme which provides advanced linguistic and technical training, leading to a postgraduate qualification in Translation Studies.
Dublin City University is the only Irish university offering a comprehensive postgraduate programme in Translation Studies, with a wide range of modules in Translation Technology, Audiovisual Translation, Translation as a Profession and Translation Practice in one or two of French, German, Irish, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese. Translation is into English except for students taking Irish who work into Irish.
The MA in Translation Studies at DCU is a member of the European Masters in Translation (EMT) Network established by the Directorate-General for Translation at the European Commission. This has established the MA programme as one of the most prestigious in Europe. DCU is the only University on the island of Ireland to host programmes admitted to the EMT.
Information for international students
Non-native speakers should have a degree in English or advanced English skills (e.g. IELTS 7.0 points, Cambridge Proficiency Pass or TOEFL 600/250 points). Applicants may be called for interview, and their levels of English tested.
Applicants may be called for interview and a translation test or examined online.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Mary Phelan
- +353 (01) 7005788