12 months
19740 GBP/year
9200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Building on the internationally recognised expertise of both our Departments of Language and Linguistics, and our Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, the Audiovisual and Literary Translation course offered by the University of Essex will allow you to further specialise in literature and literary translation, audiovisual translation, and general translation.

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Our course is offered with the combination of English and one of the following languages: Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. You can be a native or near-native speaker of any of these languages, as you learn to translate to and from both languages. You work with native speakers in developing your ability to move accurately and quickly between your chosen language and English.

Explore our hands-on, practical modules in the Department of Language and Linguistics, including:

  • Audiovisual Translation
  • Translation Portfolio
  • Subtitling Principles and Practice

Your future

If you love literature and languages and would like to acquire professional translation skills, then our MA  Audiovisual and Literary Translation  course offered by the University of Essex is for you. Takers of our courses in translation can use the skills gained to further their future career in this area.You develop a range of key employability skills including researching, writing for specific purposes, and translation. Our course typically leads to a career in translation, but could also lead to a career in education, publishing and administration.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Audiovisual Translation
  • Subtitling: Principles and Practice
  • Crossing the Boundaries: Literature and Translation in a Global Context
  • The New Nature Writing
  • Writing the Novel
  • Memory Maps: Practices in Psychogeography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If your first language is English
  • We will consider a 2:2 degree( or international equivalent) in French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish.
  • If your first language is either French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish
  • We will consider a 2:2 degree ( or international equivalent) which includes English as a major component. If you have a joint honours degree (eg. Business Studies with English), your performance in the English component must be of a good standard.
  • Applicants may be required to successfully pass a Translation aptitude test.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19740 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 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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