Taught course


University of Surrey · Department Language and Translation

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a UK 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant language, translation or other relevant subject.

In exceptional cases, alternative qualifications and professional experience may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Our internationally recognised MA Translation course will prepare you to work as a professional translator, and for a career in the language service industry. The course has a strong practical component, and is designed to suit the needs of the translation market today.

You’ll practise specialised translation in language-specific groups taught by professional translators, covering economic, business, legal, scientific and technical translation, and simulating real-life translation scenarios. You will learn to work with computer-assisted translation software and state-of-the-art corpus tools and resources. The course highlights the business requirements of the industry, and you’ll gain the entrepreneurial skills you need to work as a professional language service provider.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1483 682222