The MA Translation Studies programme at the University of Nottingham is designed both for professional translators and interpreters wishing to obtain a formal qualification, and for language graduates wishing to become translators or undertake further research studies. The course combines theoretical and practical training and makes use of our state-of-the-art translation and interpreting facilities.
This course offers two pathways: Translation Studies and Translation Studies (with Interpreting). Both pathways mainly consist of core modules which provide training in translation theory, technological tools, audio-visual and literary translation, between English and up to three of the following languages: Arabic, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Slovene, Serbian/Croatian, Spanish (though it should be noted that not all pathways or modules are available for all languages).
Students enrolled on the Translation Studies (with Interpreting) pathway will also have the opportunity to attend a module providing an introduction to interpreting. Supervision for the Targeted Translation Project is available in a wide range of areas offering research guidance and advice from specialist staff. The students will also have regular opportunities to meet with professional translators.
Applicants wishing to take Chinese language should apply for the MA Chinese / English Translation and Interpreting programme.
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Academic Entry Requirements:
2.1 (Upper 2nd class honours degree or international equivalent) Native speakers of English should hold an honours degree in the foreign language they wish to study at MA level, at 2:1 level or above or an international equivalent.
Non-native speakers of English: if English is the intended target language, near-native proficiency is required (please see the IELTS or equivalent as described below). Dual non-native speakers should demonstrate near-native proficiency in one language and be very proficient in the other.
7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available.
Opportunities for funding are available to overseas students through the International Office at the University of Nottingham.
Our Graduate School offers advice and support with funding applications.
Visit our funding pages to find out what options are available to you. Information about the school and funding opportunities can also be found on the school’s website.