University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Translation Studies

You'll 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).

Course modules

Core modules Concepts and Approaches in Translation; Translation Technologies; Translation Skills Modules; Dissertation. Examples of optional modules include: Approaches to Translation Genres; Localisation for Linguists; Language in Context; Film Translation of Literary Classics; Concepts and Approaches in Intercultural Communication; International Management; International Project Management; Enhanced Languages; Critical Reading and Writing at MA Level; Theory and Practice of Subtitling 1.

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 - 12 Months
MA Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

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

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