Swansea University

Swansea University

Translation and Interpreting

This programme is a specialised variant, with special emphasis on interpreting skills. At the core of the programme lies advanced translation work on general, administrative and technical text types, interpreting (in one or two of the following environments: local government, health, police and court), and training in industry-standard computer assisted translation (CAT) tools.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in modern languages, translation, interpreting or a related subject. A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience will also be acceptable. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: foundations of translation and interpreting; advanced translation (language pair 1); translation tools; a range of optional modules including: advanced translation; interpreting, history and theory of translation; translation technologies; audiovisual adaptation (subtitling, dubbing, audio description); terminology management; translation work experience; plus the option to study a new language intensively (French, German, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish), or to pick up again at intermediate level a language (French, German, or Spanish).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 1,900 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MA Part-time £ 4,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

Key information

College of Arts and Humanities Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 606752