Taught course

Translation and Cultures

University of Warwick · School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Entry requirements

Minimum 2i or equivalent (approximately GPA 3.3 or above) single or combined Honours Undergraduate degree in Chinese, English, French, German or Spanish, or another Humanities subject with proof of high-level competence in spoken and written English (IELTS 7 or equivalent required for students whose mother tongue is not English) and in one of these other languages (where the other language has not been taken to degree level the School will set its own language tests).

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Translation and Cultures is a new course launching in Autumn 2018 which aims to provide students with a rigorous academic grounding in the theoretical and practical study of translation. This new MA is alive to the complexities of negotiating transcultural experience and informed by the rapidly developing field of academic research in Transnational and Transcultural Studies. The course is a taught MA with a significant research component, in the form of integrated research skills training and a Dissertation, which can take the form of an original translation accompanied by an analytical commentary. While the MA will equip students with theoretical awareness and practical skills that will signficantly enhance their effectiveness as translators and in other areas of intercultural and transcultural mediation, the course is not a narrowly vocational qualification in translation but rather a rigorous academic postgraduate degree.


English AND one or more of the following languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish ('Chinese' is not limited to standard Mandarin Chinese, but includes Cantonese, Taiwanese, and other Sinophone languages based on the Chinese script).

Information for international students

English Language requirement: Band B. For more guidance on English language requirements please visit this page.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,580 per year (full-time)
International students
£19,300 per year (full-time)

For more information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

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)24 7652 3462