University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Translation Studies

On this course you will study modern languages in the context of the history and current theory of translation. You�ll learn how to use the standard strategies, procedures and techniques of translators, as well as enhancing your interpretative and analytical skills. We�ll help you develop your ability to translate from at least one language (current translation options are: from English into Arabic, Chinese, Polish and Italian or translation from Czech, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish into English). Recent graduates work for SDL, Transact, the Big Word and the University of Leeds.

Entry requirements

You�ll need a 2.1 Honours degree in a language-related discipline (such as linguistics, literature or a language). Students whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Concepts and approaches in translation; translation technologies; translation skills modules; dissertation. Option modules may include: Approaches to translation genres; localisation for linguists; language in context; film translation; concepts and approaches in intercultural communication; international management; international project management; enhanced languages; critical reading and writing at MA level.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through essays, presentations, practical translation technologies projects, translation assignments, a translation exam and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
0114 222 0631