M.A. Translation Studies

Cardiff University

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2014
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The programme offers a balanced combination of theory and practice modules.

Part one consists of: three compulsory modules: Theory of Translation, Research Skills and Methods, All Languages Translation Class. The following optional modules are
available: Specialised Translation modules: (Literary translation, Politics and Administration, Business and Law, Scientific and Technical Translation, Medical and
Pharmaceutical Translation, Subtitling), History of European Translation, Translation of
Minority Languages, Translation and European Cultures, Translation and Adaptation in the Arts, and a Training Placement module.

Part two of the course requires either a research-based dissertation of 20,000 words or an annotated translation project comprising a translation of approximately 8,000 words in the source text and 12,000 words of reflective commentary.

Special features of this course:

* The programme complies with the guidelines for the European Masters in Translation (EMT) proposed by the European Commission´s Directorate-General for Translation.
* The curriculum is designed to offer training in translation that is normally applicable to any source and target-language pairing.
* The programme is aimed at students wishing to pursue a career as professional translators in the European community (public and private sectors) or are interested in translation as a basis to pursue a PhD in such disciplines as Translation Studies, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies or History.
* Introduction to translation technology.
* A training placement module (optional).


A minimum 2:1 degree classification or equivalent qualification.

Suitable for graduates in language, translation studies, literature and disciplines broadly conceived to have humanities focus.

English Language Requirements

CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)

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