Translation Studies, M.A. | Bangor University | Bangor, United Kingdom
12 months
17000 GBP/year
8250 GBP/year
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This Translation Studies course from Bangor University offers an introduction to the academic discipline of Translation Studies, broadening the students’ understanding of diverse approaches to translation theory and practice.

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The Translation Studies course from Bangor University  also helps students acquire competence in translation practice, apply analytical thinking and come into contact with elements of the translation profession, such as terminology, CAT tools and working as a freelance translator. 

Core modules introduce the theoretical and methodological underpinnings for research in Translation Studies. Modules in Semester 2 provide students with an opportunity to investigate various aspects of the translation profession and work on an extensive practical translation portfolio on the languages of their expertise. 

The dissertation project consolidates students’ learning either through research or translation practice. The School of Modern Languages can offer supervision in a variety of areas and languages, including: Welsh, Spanish, Catalan, Chinese, English, French, Galician, German, and Italian.


You will be prepared for a range of careers as translators within public organisations, such as the European Commission, as well as in private commercial companies and translation agencies. You may also consider careers in other areas that require advanced language and communication skills such as marketing, public relations, technical writing or language teaching. If you wish to further your study subsequently, there is an opportunity to continue in Bangor with either a practice-led or a research-based doctorate in Translation Studies.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Research Methods 
  • The Making of a Discipline 
  • Translation in Practice 
  • Working on a Transl. Portfolio 
  • Transcreative Writing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June.


Partially taught in English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.ii undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (e.g. Modern Languages, Translation). Candidates are expected to have degree-level competence in at least two modern languages (e.g. Welsh, Spanish, Catalan, Chinese, English, French, Galician, German, and Italian).
  • Applicants with equivalent qualifications or experience will also be judged on individual merit; work experience and other factors are also considered. Please contact us for more information.
  • For students whose first language is not English an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (with no element below 6.0) is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bangor

660 - 1140 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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