University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Translation Studies

The MA in Translation Studies prepares students for the translation professions and for advanced professional or academic research. It combines practice in translating between English and one other language with education in the academic intellectual discipline of Translation Studies. Students are introduced to the history and theory of translation and to current issues in the discipline; they receive thorough grounding in research skills and research paradigms relevant to advanced investigations of translation processes, products, contexts and producers, so that they will be ready to enter the professions or progress to further academic study.

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd Class degree or its equivalent; native or near native ability in English and in at least 1 other language.

Course modules

Course modules: The development of translation studies; current issues in translation research and practice; research skills and methods in translation studies (1); research skills and methods in translation studies (2); translation studies option; dissertation; option topics include: translating sacred and literary texts; translating written genres and multimodal texts; revising and editing for translators; interpreting (using our purpose-built interpreting suite).

Assessment methods

The dissertation is individually supervised. All other modules are taught by diverse methods in seminar or tutorial groups. Assessment is by essay and/or by practical translating tasks and presentations where appropriate. All work submitted for assessment (except for translations from English into another language, but including commentaries on such work) must be in English.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

School of Modern Languages
Telephone number: 
0116 252 2620