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University of Surrey Translation and Interpreting Studies MRes
University of Surrey

Translation and Interpreting Studies MRes

Guildford, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time, Part time

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Sep 2024

GBP 21,500 / per year *


* full-time UK students: £10,400| part-time UK students: £5,200/year; overseas students: £10,750/year

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Why Choose This Course

This unique and innovative course is the first of its kind in the UK. You'll get in-depth, systematic research training in translation and interpreting, and customized preparation for our PhD. Alternatively, you can take this course as a stand-alone MRes degree.

We&rsquo centers one of the UK&rsquo's top translation research centres, with more than three decades of experience in postgraduate education and research training. We focus on exciting and newly developing areas of the discipline, such as translation and interpreting technologies, machine translation, translation process research, translation as intercultural mediation, corpus-based translation, audiovisual translation, and multi-modality studies.

The Centre for Translation Studies (CTS) has developed an ambitious new research program that will place you at the very heart of future developments. This program informs our teaching and provides a strong focus on the responsible integration of human and machine translation and interpreting.

What You Will Study

By studying an MRes Translation and Interpreting Studies degree at Surrey, you’ll join our internationally recognized Centre for Translation Studies. We combine leading research expertise with professional relevance, providing you with the skills to thrive in either academia or industry.

You’ll explore modules on translation and interpreting research, and challenge assumptions in stimulating debates, especially on the role of the human translator in the era of increasing translation automation and in contexts of diverse, rapidly evolving technology-enhanced multilingual services. You will also discuss current ideas and research with your peers, our doctoral students, and teaching staff.

Our range of optional modules will let you specialize in your area of interest, while also developing your analytical skills. You'll take on evidence-based, interdisciplinary research relevant to the world today, giving you a competitive edge as you enter the workplace or pursue further study.

During your studies, you will have an opportunity to demonstrate academic and professional excellence by winning prizes. These include the following:

  • RWS Campus Top Student Award (two Trados licenses)
  • Project management training (one free-of-charge place in the Pro PM Training and Certification Program)
  • Professional Engagement Portfolio Prize
  • Outstanding Translation and Interpreting Studies Dissertation Prize.

Professional Development

You will enjoy regular seminars and workshops with professionals and academics and gain advanced knowledge in fast-developing areas, including machine translation, Natural Language Processing for translation/interpreting, and hybrid workflows in translation/interpreting. These are also areas you will be able to explore in great depth in the MRes Dissertation in Translation and Interpreting Studies project, which is longer than a typical MA dissertation.

You will gain further insights into the industry from the external guest speakers we invite to our Centre for Translation Studies seminars and workshops, such as:

  • Professional translators and interpreters
  • Subtitlers and audio describers
  • Professionals working in public services, companies, and international organizations
  • Representatives of professional translator and interpreter associations
  • Translation and interpreting researchers.

By placing greater emphasis on analytical and research skills, this program prepares you to work as a language analyst or market researcher, or in positions focusing on strategic development and research and development in the translation industry.



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