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Literary Translation

Boston University

24 months
29308 USD/year
29308 USD/year
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Boston University's Master of Fine Arts in Literary Translation is designed to provide students with the necessary foundation for a career in the field of literary translation, as professional translators, teachers, or scholars. 


Key facts

In addition to developing their skills as translators from various source languages, students will acquire the methods and strategies needed to read translations critically. Boston University's students will also become familiar with the history of translation and with the evolution of the field of Literary Translation in recent decades, including its theoretical elaboration. Finally, students can expect that their reading and comprehension proficiencies in the source language(s) will improve, along with their writing ability in English.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Theory of Translation
  • Literary Style Workshop
  • Translation Seminar
  • Translation Today
  • Topics in Translation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • A completed Application for Graduate Admission
  • Three letters of recommendation. 
  • A personal statement
  • A current résumé
  • Transcript(s) 
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $85 


  • International Student Data Form
  • Authorized financial statement from a bank (original, shown in U.S. dollars)
  • Copy of current I-20 and I-94, both sides (if applicable)
  • Letter of financial support from a sponsor (firm, government, parents, etc.)
  • Notarized English translations of all documents not in English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29308 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29308 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    29308 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29308 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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