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MA in Translation and Transcultural Studies

Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in English Literature, Modern Languages, Classics or related subject

English Language: IELTS 7.5, Band C

Predominantly focusing on the theory of translation, this MA is enhanced by a strong element of literary translation and the study of literatures across cultures and languages. You will be working alongside academics who have significant experience of literary translation and have published distinguished research work in the area.

The course encourages a wide-ranging approach to literatures, languages and cultures. Rather than focusing on specific language pairs, this course explores translation as a literary and cultural phenomenon and considers how different literatures cross borders through translation. It also gives you the opportunity to work independently on texts in, for example, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, German, Latin, Japanese and Turkish.

Recent graduates have gone on to work as translators and interpreters, language teachers, lecturers, researchers, journalists and marketing managers, or to work in legal and administrative roles.

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All applications for taught Master’s degrees should be made online at

Places on these courses are limited so you should submit your application as early as possible. If you are an international applicant and need to obtain a student visa, you will need to leave plenty of time for this process.

For this reason, international applicants must submit their application by 31 July for courses that begin in September. If you are a UK or EU applicant, there are no deadlines for applications to postgraduate taught places.

Tuition Fees (MA)
(2016/17 rates)

Home/EU: Full-time £7,780, Part-time £3,890

Overseas (band 1): Full-time £15,460, Part-time £9,276

Overseas (band 2): Full-time £19,740, Part-time £11,844


For information on funding opportunities please visit the Graduate School website.


English and Comparative Literary Studies

Postgraduate Secretary
Department of English and
Comparative Literary Studies
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
PGEnglish at warwick dot ac dot uk

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