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Careers with Translation and Cultures

Our MA in Translation and Cultures is designed to equip you with the knowledge, experience, and critical skills required to become a successful intercultural mediator and language professional, or even pursue further research in the field.

This postgraduate programme boasts a track record of training graduates who have gone on to pursue diverse and rewarding careers in a wide range of sectors such as the corporate world, language teaching, the language business, and civil service.

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Where we rank

Top 10

for employer reputation

QS World University Rankings
by Subject 2023: Modern Languages


most targeted university by
the UK's top 100 graduate employers

The Graduate Market in 2023
(High Fliers Research Ltd.)

Where are our alumni working?

After graduating with an MA in Translation and Cultures from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, our alumni have secured positions as:

  • Project managers
  • In-house translators
  • Freelance translators
  • Editors in the publishing industry
  • Subtitlers
  • Corporate industry professionals
  • Marketing associates
  • Language teaching professionals
  • Officials in international organisations and/or NGO
  • Civil servants

Dedicated careers support

Our professional Careers Consultant offers specific advice and guidance to our postgraduate students, together with a range of workshops and events to support your professional and personal development.

Careers support

Career support at Warwick

At Warwick your passion for languages matures into a love for the weird, the wild and the wonderful that is translation.

As a young person starting out their career, studying translation at Warwick is an invaluable experience for anyone wishing to broaden their view of what it means to be a linguist.

Megan Animashaun-Lamberti
MA Translation and Cultures, Graduated 2022 (Awarded the Susan Bassnett Prize for the best dissertation in Translation Studies 2021-22)

Thanks to all the opportunities available to me as a student, I learned a lot of skills inside and outside the classroom.

I took part in the Warwick Award during my Master’s, where I spent time completing extracurricular work like blogging and mentoring, and then reflecting on how these had helped me develop.

Fay Inverarity
MA Translation and Cultures, Graduated 2022
Barclays’ Retail Banking Graduate Scheme

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Having seminars with the other translation MA and PhD postgrads meant there was a wide range of perspectives and examples from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

I always came away having learnt something new or having seen something from a different angle.

Dom Johnson
MA Translation and Cultures, Graduated 2019
Communications Officer for the Green Party of England and Wales

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Skills you will gain from this degree

Our graduates develop a wide range of translation and cultural skills that can be applied in a variety of careers, ranging from in-house and freelance translation to language consultancy and intercultural communication.

Globalisation and the expansion of AI are radically changing the language industry landscape and the professional world of translators, while also creating opportunities for qualified graduates who can use their language skills and cultural awareness together with problem-solving, critical thinking, decision making and intercultural communication.

£72.6 billion

is how much the language services industry is expected to steadily reach by 2027

The 2023 Nimdzi 100 Ranking

This course has given me invaluable transferable skills, such as self-motivation, resilience, co-operation, time management skills, and effective communication skills, which have undoubtedly aided me to start my own business, ‘Britalk’, a language-learning platform for students of EFL.

Brittany Ingham-Barrow, MA Translation and Cultures

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