Taught course


University of Exeter · Modern Languages

Entry requirements

Normally a first degree, equivalent to a UK 2.1 Honours degree, in English, Linguistics, Translation, or a similar subject. Please see our website for full details.

Specialist Pathways: The Specialist Translation; Research; Literary

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Translation has a strong focus on practice, in how you are both taught and assessed. You will learn through a mix of small tutorials specific to your language specialism and larger integrated lectures. Whichever of our seven languages you focus on you will become part of our wider postgraduate translation community.

There are three pathways to choose from. The Specialist Translation pathway is designed to prepare you for a career in the translation industry. The Research pathway takes a more academic approach and would suit anyone looking to pursue a research career. If you specialise in one of our European languages you might consider the Literary pathway which will focus your attention on the translation of prose, poetry and dramatic texts with encouragement to express your creativity. The Modern Languages Department also operates the Centre for Translating Cultures, an active community of staff and postgraduate students that we hope you will become part of.

Teaching is split between methodology and practice, to give you a broad choice of potential careers. As well as top academic staff you will be taught by practising translators who have an inside track on the industry.

The language areas are; Chinese language; European languages

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community.

Visit our website for details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website for details
International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit our website for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

MA Translation Programme Leader
+44 (0)1392 723199