MA Translation and Interpreting Studies / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Arts (MA)
- 1 year
- Entry requirements
We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent in a humanities-based subject area.
- Number of places/applicants
A deposit of the tuition fee is required to secure your place on the programme. There are limited places available for certain language combinations. We recommend candidates apply at the earliest possible date in the academic cycle.
- How to apply
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- Explore a wide range of specialisations: commercial translation; audio-visual translation; transcreation; literary translation; translation project management; technical translation; translating for international organisations; interpreting for business and public services.
- Train in the latest technologies, including translation memory, terminology management, subtitling and machine translation.
- Develop a career in the language services sector.
- Gain excellent preparation for doctoral study in translation and interpreting studies.
Find out what it's like to study at Manchester by visiting us on one of our open days .
Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:
UK students (per annum): £11,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): £23,000
UK students (per annum): £5,750
International, including EU, students (per annum): £11,500
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
Each year the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures offer a number of School awards and Subject-specific bursaries (the values of which are usually set at Home/EU fees level), open to both Home/EU and international students. The deadline for these is early February each year. Details of all funding opportunities, including deadlines, eligibility and how to apply, can be found on the School's funding page where you can also find details of the Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme.
See also the University's postgraduate funding database to see if you are eligible for any other funding opportunities.
For University of Manchester graduates, the Manchester Alumni Bursary offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a First within the last three years and are progressing to a postgraduate taught master's course.
The Manchester Master's Bursary is a University-wide scheme that offers 100 bursaries worth £3,000 in funding for students from underrepresented groups.
Postgraduate 1+3 funding is available from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for students to pursue postgraduate study through a master's (one year) leading into a PhD (3 years). It requires a project proposal as part of the application. Information is available here:
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
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- PG Taught Admissions
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Courses in related subject areas
Use the links below to view lists of courses in related subject areas.
- Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies
- Arab World Studies
- Chinese Studies
- East Asian Studies
- European Languages and Cultures
- French Studies
- German Studies
- Italian Studies
- Japanese Studies
- Languages and Cultures
- Modern Languages and Cultures
- Middle Eastern Studies
- Russian and East European Studies
- Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
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