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Translation and Adaptation Studies

Queen Mary University of London

12 months
20750 GBP/year
10950 GBP/year
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The Translation and Adaptation Studies degree at Queen Mary University of London offers a comprehensive programme for students to explore a broad range of theories and practices. 


Its combined focus on translation and adaptation – unique within the UK – widens the scope of Translation Studies to address movement not only between languages but also between different media.

What you'll study

  • At the heart of the Translation and Adaptation Studies programme from Queen Mary University of London are two compulsory elements: a core course which introduces students to modern translation theory, from linguistic approaches to recent postcolonial critiques; and a dissertation, constituting either a research thesis or an extended translation/adaptation and commentary. 
  • Beyond these elements, the programme is distinguished by its flexibility, offering several pathways for students based on their expertise and career goals. 

Programme Structure

  • Core module: Translation Theory I: How to Translate (30 credits). This module introduces students to modern translation theory from the nineteenth century to the present day, including linguistic and technical theories of translation, theories of translational ethics, and more recent work from the cultural/postcolonial turn. Requirements include oral presentation and essay.
  • Optional module: Intermedial Adaptation: Theory and Practice (30 credits). This module introduces students to theories of adaptation and will explore these in relation to a series of intermedial case studies going beyond the traditional focus on adaptations from literature to film. Requirements include essay.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Degree transcripts. Please provide a transcript for your degree study. If you have not yet completed your degree please provide a transcript of your results achieved to date. If you have completed more than one university qualification, please provide a transcript and certificate for both.
  • Statement of purpose. Your statement of purpose should explain why you want to study your chosen programme and how it will help your future career aspirations. This should typically be one side of A4 paper.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume
  • English language certificate (if applicable). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10950 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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