M.A. On Campus

Translation and Interpreting Studies

12 months
23000 GBP/year
11500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies course from The University of Manchester aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills you'll need for a career in translation, or in other professions that require expertise in intercultural communication.


You may choose from a wide range of specialisations, including commercial translation, audio-visual translation, scientific and technical translation, literary translation, translation project management and translating for international organisations, translating into or out of English and any other language.

We provide training in the use of translation technologies, including translation memory, terminology management and subtitling.

Options are available in consecutive interpreting and public service interpreting for those who would like to begin to develop these skills.

We also offer research-intensive, optional units in translation and interpreting studies and cross-cultural pragmatics for those who wish to prepare for doctoral study in translation or interpreting studies.

Career opportunities

Many of our graduates begin careers in translation and interpreting, while others pursue roles in international business and marketing, film production and distribution, and publishing.

Some graduates also pursue careers in academia.

Graduates of the Translation and Interpreting Studies course from The University of Manchester have found employment at UN agencies, internationally-minded cultural organisations, translation agencies in the UK and abroad, industry, and universities in the UK and around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Translation and Interpreting Studies 
  • Research Methods (Translation and Interpreting Studies) 
  • Research Methods (Translation Studies) 
  • Audiovisual Translation 
  • Literary Translation: Contexts and Challenges
  • Commercial Translation
  • Scientific and Technical Translation
  • Translating for International Organisations
  • Translation Technologies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.
  • You must provide evidence that you have met our English language requirement at the point of application. If any documents are in a language other than English, you will need to provide official translations.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11500 GBP per year during 12 months.

MA (part-time)

  • UK students (per annum): £5,750
  • International, including EU, students (per annum): £11,500

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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