Translating MA Newcastle University



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Course info


The Translating MA covers both professional and academic training. You will acquire high-quality translating skills, ie written rather than spoken transfer, so you may enter the translating profession in fields such as technology, commerce, international relations and journalism.

This course has two stages lasting one year each. You can either:

join the course at Stage 1 and follow the two-year course
or join at Stage 2 and follow the one-year course. This depends on your previous qualifications and experience.

If you join at Stage 1, you take compulsory modules that typically include:

simultaneous interpreting
consecutive interpreting
sight translation exercise
information technology for translators and interpreters
translation studies

This is followed by another year of specialised study in Stage 2. If you meet the entry requirements, you can start the course at Stage 2.

In Stage 2 you can follow one of four pathways:

Translating and Interpreting
Translating (this pathway)
Translation Studies

In Stage 2 you take compulsory modules and optional modules. You also complete either a dissertation or a translating/interpreting project.

Depending on different focuses, you take further optional modules that cover:

a sight translation exercise
bi-lateral interpreting
English-Chinese subtitle translation
literary translation.


Assessment is by:

written examination (translation modules)
practical assessments
class/seminar presentations
essays or assignments
other submitted work (including a dissertation or project).

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Translating MA.

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees

£18,400.00 (18,85,010) per year

Full time: £18,400 (year 1); Full time: £18,400 (year 2)




Newcastle University

King’s Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,


NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirement for international students

Stage one entry 2:1 honours degree OR a degree with a minimum average of 75% (or GPA 2.75) on your transcript. Stage two entry (advanced) 2:1 honours degree OR a degree with a minimum average of 80% (or GPA 3.0) on your transcript. If your first language is not English you need IELTS 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in all sub-sections. This qualification must be no more than two years old when you start the course. No other English language qualifications are accepted.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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