12 months
20000 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Translation Studies programme at The University of Exeter provides excellent professional training for careers in the language services industry as a rigorous foundation in the academic field of Translation Studies.

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  • Expertise in a host of languages, including Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Kurdish, Russian and Spanish
  • Opportunity to do a translation work placement or project
  • Access to free English-language support through INTO University of Exeter
  • Dedicated space for study and collaborative work in a refurbished Foreign Language Centre


To succeed in the translation industry you will need a range of practical expertise as well as excellent language skills. The Translation Studies programme at The University of Exeter will give you the tools you need whether you choose to work in the industry or pursue a PhD.

With our industry-recognised qualification you will have the skills specified in EU standards for translation and a variety of career paths will be open to you. Our graduates have become freelance translators with their own businesses; they have found employment as in-house translators and project managers in translation companies as well as in international businesses; they have also entered other language-related professions, including publishing, journalism, public relations or language teaching. In addition, they have chosen to pursue further advanced study in doctoral programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Translation Dissertation
  • Translation Theory
  • The Practice of Translation
  • Specialist Translation 
  • The Translation Profession
  • Translation Work Placement / Project
  • Translation as Literary and Creative Practice

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We close to applications wishing to join us for study in 2022/2023 on Friday 16 September. We advise international applicants to submit a complete application by mid-July.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally equivalent to a UK 2:1 Honours degree in English, Linguistics, Translation or a similar subject. Exceptions may be made if you are already working within the translation industry.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees per year:

  • UK: £4,750 part-time
  • International: £10,000 part-time

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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