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Your programme of study

If you want to go into consultancy or professional translation on behalf of wide ranging sectors, Translations Studies enables you to specialist and advance your skills with a professional environment. Languages you can study include Arabic, French, German, Irish, Mandarin, Spanish and Welsh with other languages which may be available on demand. You can specialise in more than one language at Aberdeen which makes it a very attractive centre to study. You get a range of courses to really test you out and ensure you know the various techniques involved in translation at speed for example, narrative, arguments, texts and different applications.  You can apply your skills within business, law, medicine in particular to ensure you have a range of applications and solid rigour to your skills.  There are a number of optional courses which enable you to specialise even more into areas such as translation technologies which may allow you to get involved in software design for example or apps. You can also study, liaison interpreting, inter-cultural skills and professional skills looking at proof reading, editing and reviewing.

Translation Studies allows you to put your skills to good use in a range of exciting international and national careers with advanced level linguistics and communications skills as a translator.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1


Key Concepts and Methods for Translation Studies

Language- Specific Translation Portfolio - all course

Elective courses


Language - Specific Translation Portfolio

Key Concepts and Methods in Translation Studies

Editing, Proofreading and Reviewing for Translators 

Semester 2

Language - Specific Translation Portfolio

Intercultural Communication

Additional Language

Literary Translation

Translation Technology

Professional Skills for Translation

Semester 3

Dissertation in Translation Studies

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • You are taught by professionals who are academics in the field of Translation Studies
  • Aberdeen is an educational partner of the European Graduate Placement Scheme which provides students with practical skills
  • Our research centre was rated world leading and internationally excellent in Modern Languages (REF 2014)

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • 12 Months Full Time or 24 Months Part Time
  • September Start

International Student Fees 2017/2018

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*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.


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Living in Aberdeen

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Visit the Translation Studies page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!






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