University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Translation Studies (Distance Learning)

This is the distance learning version of a practical, accredited course designed for language graduates and practicing translators, which offers a formal qualification in translating between English and any of a range of languages. It has a strong practical orientation, embracing technology and research skills that are highly relevant to translation as a career.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. Applicants whose main language is English require advanced knowledge of at least 1 other language (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish) and English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.

Course modules

Core modules include: Theory and practice of translation; specialised translation; dissertation. Optional modules include: Professional aspects of translation; translation technologies; 2nd specialised translation; translation project; independent learning; technical writing for translators.

Assessment methods

Assessment is undertaken through coursework assignments or dossiers, presentations and/or in-class work. There are no formal end of year examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

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Admissions Team - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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