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Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

MA in Translation Studies with TESOL

Postgraduate - Taught MA

Open for admission in 2019/20

Open for admission in 2020/21

Start in September

Full time Part time
MA 1 year 2 years

About the course

The MA in Translation Studies with TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is designed for graduate linguists intending to follow a career in translation, language teaching, or both. Alternatively, there are a wide range of desireable, well paid careers where high level professional language skills are a requirement or big advantage, such as business and management, teaching, and creative and media professions. The predominant mode of examination on this programme is by coursework and continuous assessment.

Students on this programme have the opportunity to examine from a practical and theoretical perspective the nature and process of translation as well as focusing on language teaching methodologies and second language acquisition. International students have the opportunity to develop advanced English language skills and study techniques at postgraduate level in the one-semester postgraduate English for Academic Purposes module. The latter can be taken as an additional module.

What you'll study

Core modules

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

  • Language and Language Learning Theory

    Understanding what happens when we learn a language and why some people are better than others are questions that lie at the heart of TESOL. This module gives you an opportunity to see how others have tried to answer these questions, and experiment with ways that you can investigate them yourself.

  • Approaches to English Language Teaching

    Explore English language teaching at both a practical and theoretical level. You will be given the opportunity of experiencing and reflecting on teaching in a variety of settings, and putting into practice some of the ideas discussed on the module.

  • Issues in Translation Studies

    Gain an overview of the main contemporary theories developed within translation studies and develop analytical, critical reflection and self-awareness skills. You will be exposed to a range of theoretical approaches to translation and will be invited to consider how these can illuminate translation by practice.

  • Postgraduate English and Language Theory for TESOL and Translation

    This module supports you in adapting to level 7 study and developing your mastery of relevant subject content within TESOL and Translation Studies. As well as working on language improvement, you will be encouraged to develop critical and analytical skills in such areas as applied linguistics, the English language and language differences.

  • Dissertation

    You will make an original contribution to research by designing, carrying out and writing up your own project on a topic you choose, supported by your dissertation supervisor.

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

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Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £7,275
  • Home/EU (part-time): £810 (20 credits), £2,425 (60 credits), £3,640 (90 credits)

Part-time fees are charged pro-rata to the full-time fee, according to the number of credits being studied. 

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

The fees shown for Home/EU are for 2018/19 entry. The fees for 2019/20 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

  • International:  £14,000

International applicants may need to pay a tuition fee deposit before the start of the course. Visit our tuition fee deposit page for more information.

Graduate Studentship

The University of Hull is pleased to offer graduates progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate taught study a £1,000 studentship towards the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out if you’re eligible by visiting the University of Hull Graduate Studentship page.

International Scholarships and Bursaries

For a list of all scholarships and bursaries for international students, please visit the International Scholarships and Bursaries page.

We also offer an International Studentship Scheme Discount of up to £3,500.

UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships to help you with your studies.

For more information, please visit the UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries page.

We offer MA programmes in Translation Studies and TESOL – allowing you to focus on either discipline or combine them.

We are one of only 11 universities in the UK to be accredited with membership of the prestigious European Commission European Masters in Translation (EMT) network.

One-to-one support from our team of language learning advisors in the Shoosmith Language Learning Centre which is open 24/7.

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Our research cuts across traditional language-centred boundaries and covers a spectrum of topics including popular culture, sexuality, politics and applied linguistics.

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Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject or appropriate experience in the professional environment.

To ensure that we can support a translation language pair you are interested in, please use your Curriculum Vitae, personal statement or both to confirm your native language(s) and the translation language pair you are interested in.

For September 2018 entry, we can support the below languages:

  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Chinese (only English into Chinese)
  • German (only German into English)

For September 2019 entry, we support the above languages and may be able to appoint external language tutors for any other language you may be interested in. If you are interested to translate into a different language than the above, please send us an enquiry to


International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

If you choose to study the MA in Translation Studies with TESOL at Hull, you will benefit from an acclaimed research, training and development seminar series that connects you with representatives from the translation industry, potential employers in translation agencies and large multinational companies.

This maximises your opportunities for work placements, internships and future employment. In fact, many of our previous students have successfully gained employment with a number of our guest speakers.

Our programme has been designed to ensure you receive the best possible training to build broad translation skills and prepare you for the full range of translation employment. Many of our students choose to progress to further study at PhD level.

Our staff are research-active and have produced internationally recognised research on the theory and practice of translation. This culture of research excellence feeds into high-quality teaching in line with the latest developments in the field.