University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Forensic Linguistics and Translation

This is an interdisciplinary course that focuses on language and communication in highly sensitive contexts of investigative interviews and translation in criminal and civil justice; it brings cutting-edge interdisciplinary research to the fore and contextualises it in the latest theoretical and applied background of linguistics, psychology and the law; the focus is on what it is easy or hard to express in spoken and written communication in different languages and the challenges this presents for translation.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in humanities or social sciences. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries. For a full list of these, as well as the qualifications / tests that we will consider, please visit our website.

Course modules

Modules include: Forensic linguistics and translation; translation in context; optional modules from the course catalogue.

Assessment methods

Coursework, including presentations and essays, and a 15,000-20,000 dissertation.

Sponsorship information

The university offers a range of scholarships and bursaries which are based on academic merit.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (EU fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,900 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 12,900 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

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Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01603 591515