Translation Studies MA Track


Pathway Modules

All IMP students will take modules worth 60 credits including 40 credits of Language Centre core modules and 20 credits of undergraduate (UG) programme modules.

Language Centre Modules (40 credits)

  • LC5001 Independent Research Project I (15 credits)
  • LC5002 Research Methods: Interdisciplinary Project (10 credits)
  • LC5003 Critical Disciplinary Approaches (5 credits)
  • LC5004 Independent Research Project II (10 credits)

Translation Studies Modules (20 credits)

Core Modules

  • WL4102 Languages and Information Technologies (5 credits)
  • WL4103 Introduction to Translation Studies (5 credits)

Elective Modules

You will complete language and culture modules to the value of 10 credits. These depend on your language choice and your current competence level. 
The languages available as part of the MA in Translation Studies are Chinese, French, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.   You must indicate the language(s) you wish to choose for the MA in Translation Studies at the application stage for the pre-master's course. Please note that you need to have reached the equivalent of a 2:1 in your chosen language(s) in order to progress to the MA in Translation Studies .

International Master’s Pathway Entry Requirements

  • Academic Qualification: 2:2 equivalent (minimum 50% overall).
  • English Language Entry Requirements: 5.5 minimum IELTS in all skills or equivalent.
  • Interview: If your application has been successful, you will be invited to an interview. On successful completion of the interview, you will be given a full offer for the pathway.

Additional Language Requirement: In addition, you will need to meet the specific language competence requirements for the language(s) you wish to specialise in as part of the MA Translation Studies programme.

MA Translation Studies Progression Requirements

You will be given a conditional offer and will only be guaranteed a place if, at the end of the pathway, you successfully meet the following progression requirements:

  • Academic Qualification: 2:1 equivalent (minimum 60% overall).
  • English Language Entry Requirements: 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 6.0 in individual skills, or equivalent in the accepted admissions test.

How to apply

Application process for the International Master’s Pathway:

Stage 1 Apply for the MA in Translation Studies and write ‘International Masters Pathway’ in your statement

Stage 2 
You will receive an invitation to meet with the International Pathway team.

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If you would like more information regarding the pathway or have questions about the application process, please email and we will contact you. 

The closing date for non-EU applications is 30 June 2024.

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