MLitt / MPhil On Campus

Translation Studies

University of Glasgow

12 months
20400 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Translation Studies programme of the University of Glasgow hosts a strong postgraduate community and discipline-specific networks and offer a stimulating research seminar programme, extensive library resources, wide-ranging expertise in the field and the opportunity for interdisciplinary supervision.


Why this programme

The research in the Translation Studies programme of the University of Glasgow is wide-ranging with students and staff working in fields from literary through to audiovisual translation across a broad range of languages.  These include:

  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Further languages such as Ancient Greek, Latin, Medieval Latin, Gaelic, Early Gaelic, Medieval Welsh, and Irish are also offered in other Schools.

As Translation Studies is necessarily interdisciplinary, the programme at Glasgow draws in a range of expertise across different fields of study.  Applicants are encouraged to look at the research profiles of colleagues in all areas of the School and if appropriate, the University.  Joint supervision allows students to be advised in Translation Studies but also in a complementary subject area, examples being creative writing, the graphic novel, medieval and renaissance studies, music, law or medicine. Our staff produce world-leading research in the field and engage in wide-ranging collaborations across the College of Arts (English Literature, History, Philosophy, Theology).

Programme Structure

Research areas

Proposals are particularly welcome in the following areas of Translation Studies:

  • audiovisual translation
  • multimodality and translation
  • reception research and user-centred translation
  • theatre translation from the early modern period to the present
  • Translation Studies theory and history
  • methodologies for translation
  • bridging the gap between translation theory and practice
  • literary translation, including poetry
  • translation as adaptation
  • translating non-standard language
  • translating gendered language
  • postcolonial translation
  • Translation and censorship

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our regular standard of admission is at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1), although candidates will usually also have completed or be undertaking a Masters qualification
  • Candidates are required to provide an outline of the proposed research subject in about 1000 words
  • For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level
  • Final or current degree transcripts including grades (and an official translation, if needed)
  • Degree certificates (and an official translation, if needed)
  • Two references on headed paper and signed by the referee
  • CV

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 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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