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Translation Studies MLitt

This research Master's in Translation Studies includes taught and research-based elements. You'll focus in depth on one aspect of translation studies, such as history of translation, psycholinguistics or interpreting and translating, literature, products and processes.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2024


If you are interested in an MLitt in Translation Studies, we offer expert supervision in the following areas:

  • Psycholinguistics of interpreting and translating (Dr Jin, Dr Lin)
  • Sociolinguistics, discourse analysis in translation and interpreting (Dr Du, Dr Hall)
  • Linguistic diversity and social justice (Dr Du)
  • Translating literature (Dr Arnold, Dr Henry-Tierney, Dr Lin)
  • Translation and culture (Dr Arnold, Dr Chen, Dr Lin, Dr Penet)
  • Translation and ethics, ideology, and power (Dr Arnold, Dr Lin, Dr Penet)
  • Translation and emotions/wellbeing (Dr Penet)
  • Translation and reception (Dr Arnold)
  • Translation products, processes and strategies (Dr Chen, Dr Jin, Dr Lin, Dr Penet)
  • Institutional translation (Dr Penet)
  • Translator and interpreter training and assessment (Dr Chen, Dr Penet, Dr Wu)
  • Reflective/autonomous learning and educational psychology (Dr Chen, Dr Wu)
  • Audiovisual translation studies (Dr Chen, Dr Henry-Tierney)
  • Game translation (Dr Chen)
  • Translation technology and translator agency (Dr Penet)
  • Legal translation and legal and medical interpreting (Dr Du)
  • Migration and multilingualism (Dr Du)

We can offer support for projects involving English plus the following languages:

  • Catalan
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish

The Translation Studies MLitt course provides excellent preparation for PhD research. You'll benefit from the School's strong links with interdisciplinary research centres and groups, including:

  • T&I Research Group
  • Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Gender Research Group
  • Postcolonial Research Group

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What you'll learn

Taught modules aim to extend your knowledge and skills beyond undergraduate-level and help to develop your research skills.


You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

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You will have access to specialist resources and IT facilities. The Robinson Library has a vast collection of resources on translation and interpreting studies. These are accessible onsite or via the Library’s digital service.

You will also have access to:

  • Two dedicated interpreting suites
  • Our online memoQ translation server, which is unique in UK Translation and Interpreting programmes
  • Professional CAT tools (Trados and memoQ) are also installed in the Learning Resource Centre with the subtitling tools (Aegisub and SubtitleEdit) – all PG students have access to this.
  • Our Language Resource Centre dedicated to the study of languages. The centre contains a vast collection of books and audio-visual tools. It also has computing facilities linked to a digital speech bank.

As a postgraduate student, you will also have access to a senior common room.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year)

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Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

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English Language requirements

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