Durham University

Durham University

Translation Studies

Students on this course choose between a more theoretical and a more practical pathway; both pathways include translation practice and examination(s) for professional accreditation.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have: an Upper 2nd Class bachelor degree or equivalent.Students should possess at least level C1, and preferably C2, of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (or equivalent for non-European languages) � in their chosen language(s) � Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish or Turkish � and in English.

Course modules

Core modules: Research methods and resources; translation theory; specialised translation foreign language 1 (Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Turkish) to English; English to foreign language 1; specialised BSL translation; specialised BSL interpreting core project. 1 option from: Translation studies dissertation; extended translation project; extended translation project with translation technologies; translation project language 1 and translation project language 2. Optional modules: Translation and technology; specialised translation foreign language 2; translation work placement; translation ethics; translation memories; online translation resources; intercultural project management; editorial techniques.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,100 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

Key information

School of Modern Languages and Culture
Telephone number: 
0191 334 3425