Taught course

Translation and Literature

University of Essex · Department of Language and Linguistics

Entry requirements

2.2 honours degree or equivalent in relevant subject area.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you interested in translating literature professionally. Our MA Translation and Literature will introduce you to the techniques of professional literary translation and develop you own personal translation skills. Our hands-on training includes working with native speakers of your chosen language and becoming familiar with the technologies used by professional in their everyday work. We offer this course in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Our Department of Language and Linguistics offers an outstanding teaching and research environment. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008), we were rated as producing the highest proportion of world-leading linguistics research of any university in the UK and we were ranked ninth in the UK in the 2012 National Student Survey.

Our students are taught, supported and supervised by staff with an international reputation for being at the forefront of research in a wide range of areas. This means we provide an active and stimulating environment for your studies. We have a strong research group culture and run a weekly Departmental Seminar, which regularly features eminent outside speakers.

Information for international students

For 2015 entry: IELTS 7.0 overall with 6.5 in writing.

Fees and funding

We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, visit our website at: www.essex.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
9-12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation50 (16000 words)

Course contact details

Graduate Administrator
+44 (0)1206 872719