University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Translation Studies

Translation and other practice-based options are available in English paired with Arabic; Chinese; French; German; Greek; Italian; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese; Russian; Spanish; Swedish; and Turkish, subject to demand. Practice-based options will allow those students with the relevant language background to use practice as a means to further reflection and as a personal source of data.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a UK 2.2 Honours degree � or equivalent � in a relevant language or other relevant subject. Speakers of other languages: an equivalent to a minimum of a UK 2.2 Honours degree in English or another relevant subject. Non-native speakers of English will also have to meet the English language requirements specified for this programme. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require 6.5 IELTS or above, with 7.0 or more in writing and 6.0 in the other components.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Translation issues 1; translation issues 2; dissertation; optional modules: Translation of persuasive texts; translating cultures; computer assisted translation; issues in literary translation; audiovisual translation issues; interpreting studies; economics/business translation; scientific/technical translation; AB initio language for translation purposes; corpora in translation/interpreting practice and research; public service interpreting � trends and issues; monolingual subtitling for the deaf and hard of hearing; research methods in translation studies. Students on this programme may join the institute of translation and interpreting (iti) or the chartered institute of linguists (ciol) as student members.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,600 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 13,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 6,600 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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