• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

This is a flexible course, that you can choose to study full-time, part-time or through distance learning.

On this MA Translation Studies degree course at University of Portsmouth, 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.

Careers and opportunities

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:

  • Intercultural communication
  • Professional aspects of translation
  • Professional portfolio
  • Technical communication
  • Translation project
  • Translation technologies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • 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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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).

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2170 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2170 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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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.

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