Taught course

Translation and Cultures

University of Warwick · School of Modern Languages and Cultures

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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

Translation and Cultures MA aims to provide students with a rigorous academic grounding in the theoretical and practical study of translation. Warwick will equip students with theoretical and practical skills to enhance their effectiveness as translators and other areas of transcultural mediation.

Are you interested in becoming an adept communicator between different nations or cultures? This exciting, innovative new course draws on cutting-edge academic research by a new team of experts in translation, transnational and transcultural studies. You'll develop a rigorous theoretical understanding of translation, informed by the latest research in transnational and transcultural studies, with the opportunity to produce your own translations and/or analyse and compare existing translations. The interdisciplinary programme examines translation between English and at least one of Chinese (standard Mandarin), French, German, Italian and Spanish in a cultural context. You'll cover translation theory and practice, as well as transnational and transcultural approaches and multilingualism. You'll also develop excellent communication and critical skills. After graduating, you'll be well qualified to seek our work within linguistic and intercultural mediation, or to apply for further study or applied research, including on Warwick's own new MPhil/PhD programme in Translation and Transcultural Studies.

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

School of Modern Languages and Cultures
+44 (0)24 7652 3462