Taught course


Queen's University Belfast · School of Modern Languages

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a relevant subject. A 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may be acceptable with relevant professional experience. Students wishing to take language components of the programme must demonstrate a high level of foreign-language proficiency.

Admission under the Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) may be considered for this course. Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for the University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and information on application procedures.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA programme in Translation aims to:

  • Provide students an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the discipline of Translation Studies
  • Enable students to develop the skills upon which professional translator competence is predicated
  • Provide students advanced expertise in their principal non-native language
  • Provide students with opportunities for further language-training
  • Provide students with appropriate opportunities in professionally-based practice

Information for international students

International Qualifications

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.


International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

Fees and funding

Funding varies from year to year but is normally available from DEL and the School and/or University. For full details, please see the School website and the Postgraduate Centre website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Professor David Johnston
+44 (0)28 9097 3343