Our MA has both an intellectual and a vocational focus: it combines a strong grounding in translation theory with an emphasis on the practice of literary translation. You’ll have the opportunity to benefit from the experience of the many practising literary translators in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. Rather than focusing on translation between specific language pairs, you’ll explore translation as a literary and cultural phenomenon, considering how literatures and cultures cross borders through translation. We therefore welcome any language combination that includes English.
*Applicants are asked to provide a translation sample with a critical reflection as part of their application.
- Dissertation (16,000 words)
- Translation Studies in Theory & Practice
- Literary Translation & Creative (Re-)Writing in a Global Context or The Practice of Literary Translation (NB: these translation workshops will generally be offered on biannual
rotation, subject to availability)
Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have been offered:
- Stylistics Workshop
- Crossing Borders
- Chinese Poetry and the Western Reader
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
Two hour weekly seminars for each module. Attend lectures and seminars across the Faculty and the University by recognised experts on key and current topics in the field of Arts and Humanities. Work on your dissertation project commences with an assigned supervisor and runs throughout the remainder of the course.
Seminars are capped at 15 students.
You will receive 4 contact hours per week during term 1 and 2.
The work on the dissertation is supported by individual supervision with an allocated supervisor or supervisors in the summer term. The normal expectation is that you will meet with the supervisor/s four times.
Our graduates have gone on to:
- Further graduate study in Interpreting
- Arts Organizations
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P-Q3PB (P-Q3PBP for part-time)
Full-time: 1 year
(September 2019 - September 2020)
Part-time: 2 years
(September 2019 - September 2021)
65% (or equivalent) in an undergraduate degree in English literature or a related degree. Applicants may be required to provide a writing
sample to demonstrate suitability for the course.
English Language Requirements
IELTS overall score of 7.5, minimum component scores of two at 6.5/7.0 and the rest at 7.5 or above.
Department of Study
Location of Study
University of Warwick
Four departmental bursaries available, worth £4,000 per student. These are open to all Home/EU and Overseas applicants, and will be awarded based on academic merit. To be eligible, you must hold an offer for one of our
Additional Course Costs
Students are expected to buy the set primary texts for each module they study.
Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.