Taught course

Applied Translation Studies

University of East Anglia · School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies (PPL)

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Entry requirements

Degree Classification – Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent

Degree Subject – Humanities or Social Sciences

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Months of entry


Course content

From the very start of this course, you will work with experienced professional translators. You will develop a strong theoretical understanding of translation, which you will apply to practical translation contexts. The course will enable you to adapt and apply your skills to a broad range of careers in the translation industry. It will also allow you to develop your sensitivity to cross-cultural transfer by exploring translation and intercultural communication, preparing you for work with all kinds of organisations.

You will train in the use and application of the latest translation technologies and tools. You will develop a portfolio of your own translations in consultation with a professional translator. You will also gain translation work experience through practical group projects, including working to a real translation brief for a partner organisation.

In our multimedia self-access room, you will be able to enjoy extensive self-study resources and make use of a range of language-specific tools. These include keyboard switch options, customised spell-checkers and comprehensive dictionaries. You can access translating facilities, including specific professional translation software. You will benefit from access to our digitised Sanako language laboratory for advanced language learning, and our professional interpreter training facilities.

We cater for students with a wide range of language pairs (one of which is always English) and welcome students from across the globe. This makes our seminars particularly engaging as you will take part in fascinating cross-cultural exchanges with your peers and our staff. Seminars are focussed on the relationship between theory and practice, which you can then apply to your language pair in practice via projects and essay work.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

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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

Course contact details

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