Taught course

Translation Studies

Institution
Durham University · School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

  • Applicants must have: an upper-second class bachelor degree or equivalent.
  • Students should possess at least level C1, and preferably C2, of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (or equivalent for non-European languages) – in their chosen language(s) – Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian or Spanish – and in English.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Students on the MA in Translation Studies choose between a more theoretical and a more practical pathway; both pathways include translation practice and examination(s) for professional accreditation.

The Durham MATS has been a member of the European Masters’ in Translation (EMT) network since 2011. The network is an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation and EMT network membership acknowledges the high quality of the MA programme.

Core modules engage with theoretical questions and with current translation practices. Students are trained to use translation technologies. Specialised Translation modules are offered from/into English and Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

The final examinations of the Specialised Translation modules are externally moderated by the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) and may lead to exemption from Unit 1 of the Diploma in Translation (DipTrans), the professional-standard qualification in the UK.

Information for international students

Please check the English language requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £6,900
International students
Full time: EU £6,900 Non EU £16,500

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Email
mlac.pgadmissions@durham.ac.uk
Phone
(0) 191 334 3425