Taught course

Translation Studies

University of Hull · Department of Modern Languages

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or equivalent; other qualifications together with work experience may also be acceptable. International students require IELTS or other English test accepted by the university.

Months of entry


Course content

Translation studies has witnessed unparalleled growth over the past 20 years. It is through translation that international business, trade, legal affairs, diplomatic missions, human rights interventions and international development and humanitarian aid are delivered. Translation studies has pioneered a number of key ideas and concepts that have proved invaluable to the study of cultural exchange in literature, drama, history, media, law and the social sciences.

The University of Hull is one of only 11 universities in the UK to be accredited with membership of the prestigious European Commission European Masters in Translation (EMT) network. Our MA in Translation Studies has been independently assessed by the European Commission and confirmed as offering key skills training and excellence across agreed European standards for professional translation and market demand.

This MA is intended to open new avenues of thought, while providing a firm foundation in the discipline of translation studies. With equal emphasis on the practical aspects of the translation process and the underlying theoretical issues, it will be of interest to graduate linguists, whatever your future career route.

You can combine Translation Studies with TESOL, either with the emphasis on Translation Studies or TESOL, selecting modules from each programme.

There is also an opportunity to study a new European language (one of French, German, Italian or Spanish) from scratch in our renowned Language Learning Centre.

Information for international students

Competence in English language, as evidenced by IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in other skills) or equivalent, or previous study in English. Candidates who do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University prior to entering their programme. Please see our website

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Departmental scholarships and bursaries may be available. Please visit our website for information on fees and funding.

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
  • Further details of qualification

    This programme is intended to open up new avenues of thought, while providing a firm foundation in the discipline of translation studies. It will be of interest to all graduate linguists whatever their future career route: commercial or technical translation; literary or stage translation; research, teaching or management.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations5
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation (15000 words)
Translation project 15,000 words35

Course contact details

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