12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2014-15
The MLitt is a tailor-made programme with taught and research-based elements and is well suited as preparation for PhD research. Supervision can be offered in the following areas: history of translation; interpreting; psycholinguistics of interpreting and translating; translating literature; translation and culture; translation and ethics/ideology/power; translation products, processes and strategies; translator and interpreter training, development and assessment.
The MLitt incorporates a formal research training component where you will develop your research skills and methodologies. You also complete a portfolio of essays chosen in consultation with your supervisors according to your interests and experience. You then undertake a dissertation of 16,000–24,000 words consisting of a sustained piece of original research.
Study consists mainly of tutorials and independent learning supported by research training. Supervisors will advise applicants on how to develop their research proposals. We can offer support for projects involving English plus the following languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Quechua, Spanish.
You may also attend relevant lectures and seminars offered for the following postgraduate taught programmes (without assessment):
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.
Applicants whose first language is not English must hold IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
Applications are considered throughout the year although specific deadlines for funding may apply. In your application, you must include a 500-word research proposal and a list of modules and marks for previous degrees. Further application advice is available from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.