Professional Translation for European Languages MA

The Professional Translation for European Languages MA combines practical training and theory to give you the skills and knowledge to become a professional translator.

  • You'll work between English and one/two of the following languages:

    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Spanish

    The professional translation focus is a distinctive feature of this course. It incorporates:

    • translation theory
    • practice
    • professionalism in translation
    What you'll learn

    You will receive expert training in professional tools and computer-assisted translation (CAT) software. The training will explain how to work in different contexts, such as:

    • business and finance
    • legal
    • technical
    • marketing and publicity
    • literary translation

    In your professional life you will only translate into your mother tongue and our teaching reflects this.

MA, MA Award
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
12 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Normally a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent.

Native-level writers of English must have French, German, Italian or Spanish language as a major component. Native-level writers of French, German, Italian or Spanish must have English language as a major component. 

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have:

  • a 2:2 honours degree
  • a degree in a non-languages subject
  • and/or professional translating experience

International Students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with at least 6.5 in speaking and writing, and 6.0 in reading and listening).

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

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