Taught course

Translation Studies

University of Sheffield · School of Modern Languages and Linguistics

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Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree in a language-related discipline such as linguistics, literature or a language.

Months of entry


Course content

Accredited by the European Masters in Translation (EMT) network

Join a well-established course in translation studies and develop advanced skills in practical translation.

Our MA offers a wide range of translation languages. Translation options are: from English into Arabic, Chinese, Polish and Italian or translation from Czech, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish into English. We’ll help you develop your ability to translate from at least one language.

You'll learn the theories, methods and techniques of translation, and we'll introduce you to a range of specialist translation software essential for success in today's translation industry.

You can create your own bespoke course by choosing optional modules in literary approaches, technologies or different translation languages.

At Sheffield, you’ll become part of a translation community that has long-established connections with the industry. Sheffield is at the forefront of modern languages research, and teaching is informed by the latest developments in the field, including recent work that links the areas of translation and intercultural communication studies.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

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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