• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

 you'll learn translation skills and get the technological and theoretical knowledge you'll need for a successful career. You can study around your existing professional and personal commitments by choosing between full-time, part-time, campus-based and distance learning options.

The flexible nature of this course means that you can work towards one of the following exit awards, depending on the number of credits and length of your study:

  • MA in Translation Studies (180 credits)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies (120) credits
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Translation Studies (60) credits

When you graduate, you'll be qualified to work as a translator in the UK or abroad, or to pursue further studies, such as a PhD.

What you will experience?

On this course you'll:
  • Specialise in translation between English and your choice of language, from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian or Spanish
  • Learn the basics of staff, agency and freelance translation work
  • Choose from topics including Translation Technologies and Subtitling, Technical Communication and Intercultural Communication
  • Learn through a combination of workshops (either on campus or via distance learning), tutorials and virtual learning, including email, Skype and telephone communication with tutors
  • Combine practice and theory to get you ready for the workplace
  • Get the chance to complete a work placement report (or confirmation of prior learning) through the Professional Portfolio option
  • Graduate with a professional qualification that's recognised by the European Masters in Translation Network

Career

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

Career options when you graduate include:

  • Translation project management
  • Translation
  • Freelance Translation
  • Editing
  • Copywriting
  • Further research

Other graduates have continued their studies to PhD level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

Accreditation

Recognised by the European Commission - Membership of the European Masters in Translation (EMT) Network.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation/Major Project
  • Critical approaches to specialised translation
  • Intercultural communication
  • PProfessional aspects of translation
  • Professional portfolio

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Make your application as soon as possible.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

General Requirements

  • A good honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. Applicants whose main language is English require advanced knowledge of at least one other language (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian or Spanish). 
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13200 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6504 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students 

  • Part time: £3,250 
  • Distance learning: £2,170

International students

  • Part time: £6,600 
  • Distance learning: £2,170

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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