Taught course

Translation Studies

Durham University · School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a 2.1 undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant area.

Students with a different academic background but significant professional experience in translation are also invited to apply.

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).

Months of entry


Course content

On the MA in Translation Studies course you can choose between a more theoretical or a more practical pathway; both pathways include translation practice and examination(s) for professional accreditation.

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

Core modules:

• Research Skills for Translation Studies

• Translation Theory

• Specialised Translation Language

• Translation Studies Dissertation

• Extended Translation Project.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000.00 per year
International students
£19,500.00 per year

Please see the funding page for more details.

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

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