Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Translation Studies

This course aims to offer knowledge and expertise for students wishing to pursue a career as professional translators in the European community (public and private sectors), or who are interested in the study of translation as a basis to pursue a PhD in such disciplines as translation studies, comparative literature, cultural studies or history. Training in translation also prepares students for careers in other language-related professions, including journalism, public relations or language teaching.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours (2.1) in a relevant undergraduate languages degree, such as translation studies, languages, literature and disciplines broadly conceived to have a humanities focus. Applicants whose 1st language is not English need IELTS (7) or TOEFL (600) as the minimum to be invited to interview.

Course modules

Core modules include:Theory of translation; translation methods and skills. Optional modules include: Literary translation; politics and law; business and administration; scientific and technical translation; medical and pharmaceutical translation; subtitling; translation of minority languages; translation and European cultures; translation and adaptation in the arts; training placement.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,850 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,925 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

Key information

Telephone number: 
029 2087 0824