Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Professional Translation 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. Practical translation work is combined with learning about the profession and how to enter it.

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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

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