MA in Translation Studies with TESOL

  • Location: Hull Campus
  • Duration: F/T 1 year; P/T 2 years


* Please note: the information provided is provisional - please check our [departmental website] or contact Programme Leaders for further information.

The MA in Translation Studies with TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is designed for graduate linguists intending to follow a career in translation and/or teaching, or a career where high-level professional language skills are a requirement, such as business and management, teaching, or creative and media professions.

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You have the opportunity to examine the nature and process of translation from a practical and a theoretical perspective, as well as focusing on language teaching methodologies and second language acquisition. International students have the chance to develop advanced English language skills and study techniques in the one-semester English for Academic Purposes module. In collaboration with the Department of English we offer optional modules in creative writing, among many other optional modules of relevance to career linguists. We also offer a number of online modules in language learning and teaching which are particularly attractive to the teaching professions.

Core modules

  • Linguistics for Translators
  • Issues in Translation Studies
  • 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
  • Linguistics for Translators
  • Systems of the English Language
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Approaches to English Language Teaching
  • Introduction to Phonology for English as a Foreign Language Teachers
  • New Technologies and Language Teaching/Learning
  • An Introduction to Corpus Linguistics
  • Teaching English for Specific Purposes
  • EFL/ESOL Exams and Testing
  • Postgraduate British Studies

You can also take modules from the other MAs within the Department of Modern Languages or from other departments within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (subject to the supervisor’s approval).


A good Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or appropriate experience in the professional environment.

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 overseas students on this programme qualify for a bursary of £2,000.


Research areas
In addition to the research interests listed on the Department of Modern Languages website, members of staff are active as translators and have provided translation and language services across a wide range of professional and creative industries – including the United Nations, BBC Northern Ireland, the Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, and the New Diorama Theatre.

The Programme Leader for the MA in TESOL is Elaine Riordan.

Other contacts: Andrew Cornforth, Ian Hutchinson.

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