Durham University

Durham University

Arabic to English Translation and Interpreting

This course is aimed at prospective professional translators and for those wishing to go on to further academic study.

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have an Honours degree (upper 2nd Class degree or equivalent, that is, 60 percent or above overall) in a relevant subject, such as language, literature or linguistics. If applicants hold their degree in a non-language-related field, applicants may be admitted provided they can demonstrate that they have the required competence in English and Arabic. English language requirements include an IELTS of at least 7.0 (with no element below 6.5), or TOEFL iBT 102 (no element below 25).

Course modules

Core modules: research skills for translation studies; translation theory; translation practical Arabic/English, English/Arabic; dissertation. Optional modules 1: history of translation (15 credits); intercultural project management (15 credits); revising and editing for translators (15 credits); sociology of translation (15 credits); translation ethics (15 credits). Optional modules 2: business and technical translation, Arabic/English, English/Arabic (15 ucus); legal translation, Arabic/English, English/Arabic (15 ucus); interpreting, Arabic/English, English/Arabic (15 ucus).

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include summative essays and a dissertation; the research methods module is assessed by a bibliographical exercise, an oral presentation, and a research proposal.

Sponsorship information

Funding is available via the Durham University Arts and Humanities Faculty MA Scholarship Scheme and the AHRC also awards under the Block Grant Partnership (for UK and EU students).


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 3417