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Translation and Interpreting (Extended)

Swansea University

24 months
17800 GBP/year
8150 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Translation and Interpreting (Extended) program from Swansea University is a uniquely specialised variant of our Professional Translation course, with an emphasis on interpreting skills. It develops you from an excellent foreign language speaker into a successful professional linguist.


Your advanced translation studies will focus on general, administrative and technical text types, interpreting and training in industry-standard computer-assisted translation tools.The first part of the Translation and Interpreting (Extended) program from Swansea University includes the chance to specialise in interpreting, audiovisual translation, machine translation and software localisation, terminology management, etc.In the simulated translation bureau module you simulate translation companies by working with local translation businesses and delivering on real commissions to professional standards.In the second part of the degree different skills are combined, presenting a choice of two extended translations, or an academic dissertation, or a 13-week internship at a translation company in the UK or overseas.

Career opportunities

The vocational MA in Translation and Interpreting significantly enhances your career prospects. Over the course of your studies, or your internship, you may make important connections which impact on your future.Graduates from this course enter a range of different translation and interpreting roles. Many also undertake research degrees and pursue a career in academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Translation Tools
  • Advanced Translation (English-Arabic)  
  • Advanced Translation (French - English)  
  • Advanced Translation (English - French)   
  • Advanced Translation (German - English)  
  • Advanced Translation (English - Italian) 
  • Advanced Translation (Spanish - English)   

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree, normally in Translation, a Language or a related subject, normally an upper second or above (or equivalent). As an alternative, we can accept a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience.   Overseas and European applicants must achieve IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17800 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8150 GBP per year during 24 months.

Part-time tuition

  • UK - £2,700
  • International - £5,950

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 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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