Taught course


University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

If you are a native English speaker, we require a minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in one of the languages listed below or in a related subject taught in one of these languages.

Native speakers of a relevant language (from the list below) require a degree in an arts, humanities or social science (e.g. economics, management, tourism and hospitality management) subject.

Alternative subjects will be considered by the Faculty on a case-by-case basis. Relevant work experience to be considered by the Faculty on a case-by-case basis.

English language requirements:

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and 6.0 in each other element.

Months of entry


Course content

Originally launched in 1986, our recently updated Translation MA is one of the longest-running in the world. Incorporating more than 30 years of experience in translator education, we attract students from all over the world.

Our teaching combines professional translation experience with expertise in the discipline of translation studies. We are guided by an ambitious research programme, which focuses on the responsible integration of tried-and-tested translation practices with fast-evolving technology-enhanced workflows. The course has a strong practical component that includes translation practice in the following languages paired with English:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish.

Plus, other languages upon request.

The programme is designed to meet the needs of the market, enabling you to develop a professional CV as you study.

Information for international students

We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK. We are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey.

For more information please go to - https://www.surrey.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

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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