School of Languages, Linguistics & Cultures

MA in Translation Studies

Full Time code: 880063

Part Time code: 880073


The MA/Diploma in Translation Studies programme is designed for graduate linguists intending to follow a career in translation or a career where high level professional language skills are a requirement, such as business and management, teaching, and creative and media professions.

Key features of this programme include the opportunity to study a new European language from scratch (one of French, German, Italian or Spanish) in an intensive one-year course, and for our international students, the opportunity to develop advanced English language skills and study techniques at postgraduate level in the one-semester postgraduate English for Academic Purposes module. We also offer a number of online modules in language learning and teaching which are particularly attractive to the teaching professions.

The MA/Diploma in Translation Studies is offered as a one-year full-time programme (course code 880063) and as a two-year part-time programme (course code 880073). The predominant mode of examination on this programme is by coursework and continuous assessment.

Programme Structure

Core Modules

  • Issues in Translation Studies
  • Linguistics for Translators
  • Issues in Translation Studies
  • Specialist Translation Skills: Legal, Medical and Technical Translation
  • Professional Translation Skills
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules

  • Postgraduate English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for International Students
  • Specialist Translation Skills: Translation for Stage and Screen
  • Specialist Translation Skills: Translation of Persuasive Text
  • Beginners Languages - French, Spanish, German and Italian

Entry requirements

  • Applicants should have a first degree in a related area.
  • Applicants with an IELTS score of 6.5 will have to take Postgraduate English for Academic Purposes as a core module in Semester 1.
  • Your personal statement needs to show an awareness of what Translation Studies is and of the content of the Translation Studies degree at the University of Hull.
  • You should indicate the language pairs you would like to take. Note that you can take a maximum of two languages and that you will always translate in and out of English.
  • International students (language requirements)
    If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency.

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All International students on this programme will be entitled to a bursary of £2,000.

View a sample postgraduate modules in translation studies handbook, giving general information on the Programme.

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