Taught course

Monolingual Subtitling and Audio Description

University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Native English speakers: a minimum of a UK 2.2 honours degree in English, modern languages, journalism, applied linguistics or similar subject. Speakers of other languages: an equivalent to a minimum of a UK 2.2 honours degree in English or another relevant subject. In exceptional cases, alternative qualifications and professional experience may be considered. Non-native speakers of English will also have to meet the English language requirements specified for this programme.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is dedicated to providing media access for people with sensory disabilities. It focuses on monolingual subtitling (captioning) for the deaf and hard-of-hearing and audio description, a form of narrative translation for blind and partially sighted people.

Learning from professionals and academics in a supportive environment, you will be entering a unique programme, the only UK Masters programme which is dedicated to monolingual subtitling and audio description, preparing you for a growing professional market, as well as for the exciting new research opportunities which are currently arising in these emerging audiovisual disciplines.

Information for international students

IELTS minimum overall: 6.5, IELTS minimum by component: Reading: 6.0, Writing: 7.0, Speaking: 6.0, Listening: 6.0

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

01483 682 222