Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Professional Translating for European Languages

This course provides a grounding in professional practice and academic theory of translating between English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The focus is on translating (i.e. written transfer) rather than on interpreting (i.e. spoken transfer). The balance between practical translator training, professional studies, and translation-theory input means that this MA provides both an entry-level qualification into the translation profession and a preparation for a research degree at a higher level.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent; native-level writers of English must have French, German, Italian and/or Spanish language as a major component; native-level writers of French, German, Italian or Spanish must have English language as a major component; applicants with 2.2 Honours degrees, translating experience or degree-level foreign/2nd language ability will be considered; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS of at least 7.0 or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 2,750 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

Postgraduate Office, School of Modern Languages
Telephone number: 
0191 208 5867