Swansea University

Swansea University

Professional Translation

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). This is an integrated programme designed to turn entrants with proven excellence in foreign languages into successful and marketable professional linguists. The MAPT belongs to the European Master's in Translation Network which currently has 64 members throughout Europe. At the core of this course lies advanced translation work on general, administrative and technical text types, and training in industry-standard Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) tools. Part 1 of the degree also includes opportunities to develop specialised skills in Public Service Interpreting, audiovisual translation, machine translation (MT) and software localisation, terminology management, video making or digital publishing, while in the translation work experience module students form simulated translation companies, working with local translation businesses, and undertake real commissions to professional standards and deadlines.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: foundations of translation and interpreting; translation tools. Optional modules: translation history and theory; interpreting; translation technologies; audiovisual adaptation (subtitling, dubbing and audio description); terminology management; translation work experience; visual communication and media design (web design and digital publishing).

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,850 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 3 Years

Campus details

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

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