Bangor University

Bangor University

Translation Studies

This course offers an introduction understanding the diverse approaches to translation theory and practice. It also helps students acquire competence in translation practice, apply analytical thinking and come into contact with elements of the translation profession, such as terminology, CAT tools and working as a freelance translator.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. However, applicants are judged on their individual merits and age. Work experience and other factors are also considered. Non-native speakers of English will normally be required to have IELTS 6.5 (with no element below 6.0).

Course modules

Semester 1: research methods; translation studies: the making of a discipline; semester 2: choose 1 from: translation in practice; transcreative writing; practice module working on a translation portfolio [languages covered: Welsh, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Galician, Catalan, Modern Greek and Chinese]; summer: dissertation on a topic relevant to chosen language specialism or comparative.

Assessment methods

Coursework includes short exercises on research methods, critical essays and reflective translation exercises, 20,000-word dissertation, either on a critical aspect of translation studies or on a practice-led translation project accompanied by an analytical commentary.

Sponsorship information

The School offers international scholarships as well as fee remission scholarships for MA/PhD study each year.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bangor Campus Bangor (Wales) LL57 2DG Wales

Key information

Telephone number: 
01248 382551