Taught course

Translation (Audiovisual and Literary)

Middlesex University London · School of Health and Education

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Entry requirements

We welcome applications from graduates with a 2:2 honours degree or above (or equivalent) in a relevant subject such as languages or linguistics.

As the programme offers business/legal translation and literary/audiovisual translation pathways, we also consider applicants with relevant degrees in those areas, provided they have the required language skills.

Months of entry

September, October

Course content

According to the National Centre for Languages, demand for translators "is being driven by globalisation, migration and political changes … giving rise to difficulties securing the services of appropriately qualified translators", and employers particularly expect translators to possess contextual, cultural and ethical knowledge and understanding of their field.

Why study MA/PGDip Translation (Audiovisual and Literary) at Middlesex University?

Our new translation courses have been designed to provide you with the opportunity to gain an insight into the needs of a professional translator in a globalised world where businesses, institutions and governmental organisations require more translation work. Our two courses, Audiovisual and Literary Translation and Business and Legal Translation, cover fields of translation that are particularly in demand, opening up increased career opportunities and providing the competencies and skills required to maximise your employability.

We work closely with the Institute of Linguists and are the only programme in London which offers specialised business or law modules alongside their translation modules. During the course, you will gain valuable insights from professionals and academics in relevant areas and you'll have access to specialist facilities and equipment, including labs and relevant software, such as SDL Trados and WinCAPS.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in an Erasmus exchange, and research and write up your dissertation in the translation departments of prestigious partner universities in Alicante, Geneva, Heidelberg, Innsbruck, Leipzig, Paris, Vienna or Warsaw.

If you do not wish to study the full MA, you may consider the option of a PGDip, omitting the Research Methods and Dissertation module.

As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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