Taught course

Literary Translation

Swansea University · College of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

First degree in one or 2 languages from a British university, or an equivalent overseas qualification. If you have a single or joint honours degree in Modern Languages, if you are an EU student who has studied English or Translation Studies, or if you are simply keen to study further, this flexible programme will give you a unique opportunity to develop your interests.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers both an independent scheme of study for advanced linguists and a practical and theoretical training for those wishing to pursue a career in literary translation.

Programme highlights:
-Work in one or two languages, plus English
-Catalan, French, German, Spanish and Welsh available
-Optional modules in critical theory, literature and culture
-Balance of practical and theoretical translation modules

· Translation Theory
· History of Translation
· Language Pair 1: Literary Translation in both directions
· Dissertation / Extended Translation

Students choose from a wide range of modules (see website for a full list).

Information for international students

Swansea welcomes international students and has nearly 2,000 international students from over 100 countries studying at its seafront campus. The university offers: - International Office Postgraduate Scholarships - International Students Advisor; - Induction programme for new students; - Priority consideration for university accommodation; - Free academic language support classes

Fees and funding

University Taught Masters Bursaries are available. For further details see our website: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation (20000 words)
Dissertation/ext. translation34

Course contact details

Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1792 606752