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Translation Studies

National University of Ireland, Galway

12 months
16300 EUR/year
6800 EUR/year
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This Translation Studies MA programme at National University of Ireland, Galway,which explores and critiques the importance of translation in contemporary society. Students with a background in two languages—French, German, Irish, Italian or Spanish—will consolidate and extend their translation skills between these languages and English.


In Semester One, the programme at National University of Ireland, Galway introduces students to the field of Translation Studies, providing a strong theoretical focus and a history and development of this field. Alongside this, students develop the skills of translation, focusing on any two of the aforementioned languages, and may select from cognate subjects dealing with the skills of Consecutive Interpreting and Translation Methodology and Text. Students subsequently complete a dissertation broadly related to any of the theoretical or social issues broached throughout the year and relevant to the field of Translation Studies.

As there is a genuine need for professional translators, this postgraduate programme in Translation Studies will be an important qualification for graduates wishing to add specific professional skills to their primary qualification. An important aspect of the programme will be the exploitation of new language technology, utilising the multimedia facilities available on campus.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have gone on to pursue careers in a range of fields, including the civil service, teaching, translation and human resources. Beyond the honing of translation skills, students will develop a range of transferable skills through collaborative tasks and presentations at various stages of the course.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Advanced Language Skills  (Italian) 
  •  Advanced Language Skills  (Spanish) 
  •  Language & Intercultural Communication (Spanish) 
  •  Research Methods for Spanish Students 
  •  Advanced Language Skills  (French) 
  •  Advanced Language SkillsI (German) 
  •  Translation Studies 
  •  Consecutive Interpreting (French) 
  •  Translation Dissertation (Italian) 
  •  Consecutive Interpreting (Spanish) 
  •  Miontráchtas 
  •  Translation Dissertation (Spanish) 
  •  Translation Methodology (Spanish) 
  •  Consecutive Interpreting (Italian) 
  •  Translation Methodology (French) 
  •  Translation Methodology (German) 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Second Class Honours NQAI Level 8 degree or equivalent, with Second Class Honours Grade 2 or equivalent in each language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16300 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16300 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6800 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /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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