Translation Studies - MA


Newcastle University    School of Modern Languages

Full time September MA 1-2 years Full time
Communication & Media Studies (7) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Linguistics & Classics (23)

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The MA in Translation Studies is a comprehensive programme that offers a unique opportunity to study translation using English and Chinese as working languages. With two stages lasting one year each, you can choose to join at Stage 1 for a two-year course or enter at Stage 2 for a one-year course, depending on your qualifications and experience. Stage 1 focuses on essential translation and interpreting skills, while Stage 2 offers specialized pathways such as Interpreting, Translating and Interpreting, or Translation Studies. Entry requirements include a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent, along with expert second-language knowledge. Join us to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of translation.

About the course

This MA in Translation Studies uses English and Chinese as working languages.

This course has two stages. Each stage lasts one year. You can either:

  • join the course at Stage 1 and follow the two-year course
  • or join at Stage 2 and follow the one-year course (this depends on your previous qualifications and experience)

Stage 1 is made up of compulsory modules. You'll gain a thorough grounding in translation and interpreting skills and techniques.

By the end of Stage 2 you'll have gained substantial theoretical knowledge. You could use this as a basis for further academic study and research.

In Stage 2 you could also choose to follow another of our pathways if your interests or aspirations change:

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Entry Requirements

Stage one entry

2:1 honours degree
OR

a degree with a minimum average of 75% (or GPA 2.75) on your transcript.

Stage two entry (advanced)

2:1 honours degree
OR

a degree with a minimum average of 80% (or GPA 3.0) on your transcript.

You must also have expert second-language knowledge.


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