UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Specialised Translation (Scientific, Technical and Medical)

This programme is designed to provide 1st-class training in specialised translation in the scientific, technical and medical areas. The programme offers you the opportunity to develop your translation and language skills, to deepen your understanding of the workings of language as an essential tool of communication and to gain vital experience in the rapidly developing area of translation technology. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, interactive practical seminars, practical translation assignments and hands-on experience with a wide range of translation tools and technology.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, and proven linguistic ability in 1 of the language pairs available within the programme. From English into Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish. From French, German or Spanish into English.

Course modules

Core modules: Language and translation; translation technology; language and automation; scientific and technical translation; medical translation. Options: Accessibility to the media; localisation; professional skills for translators; subtitling; translating for voiceover and dubbing.

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out through essays, project work, take-home translation assessments and in-class tests.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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Key information

Admissions Officer
Telephone number: 
020 7679 9361