Swansea University

Swansea University

Professional Translation (extended)

Students have the option of studying abroad during the second year of study.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in translation, a language or a related subject. As an alternative, a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience will be accepted. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: foundations of translation and interpreting; advanced translation (pair 1); advanced translation (pair 2); history and theory of translation; interpreting, translation technologies; subtitling/dubbing/audio description; terminology; simulated translation company; digital publishing; study a new language (French, German, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish), or post A-level language (French, German, or Spanish); unique Part 2 alternative: METS year abroad. Students take 50 credits (25 ECTS) at 2 partner translation schools, with a 20 credit (10 ECTS) report for Swansea, leading to a double award.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 3,700 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Full-time £ 9,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 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