Taught course

Translation Studies MSc

University of Aberdeen · School of Language and Literature

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Months of entry


Course content


Translators are increasingly required in a global world to support business, charities and other organisaitons and governments with their transactions and discussions. Translation Studies gives you even more knowledge and skills within a language setting to encourage you into exciting international careers. We offer Arabic, French, Gaelic, German, Irish, Mandarin, Spanish and Welsh with opportunity to pair languages if you want to. You apply your language skills to business, legal, medical issues at professional level.

Courses include: Language - Specific Translation Portfolio, Intercultural Communication, Additional Language - Specific Translation Portfolio, Literary Translation, Translation Technology, and Professional Skills for Translators.


Industry Links and Careers

You can gain a different array of translation work across all channels. Internationally you can work for business, public sector, charities and other organisations and you can edit and proof the written word in text and on screen for example. You can also provide your own consultancy services and work freelance.

Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You are taught by an outstanding School of Language, Music and Visual Culture where 90% of research was rated as world leading and excellent (REF 2014)
  • Graduates are located all over the world and gain high quality job opportunities and consultancy work.

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
  • View English language requirements from the programme page
  • View entry requirements from the programme page
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Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
21 months

Course contact details

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