Translation Studies

About us

Welcome to Translation Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Providing excellent teaching and supervision, our postgraduate programmes are among the UK's most comprehensive and flexible.

Our research expertise include audiovisual and literary translation, and translation's relationship to music, the internet, performance, religion, trauma, gender, health, and social movements.

We are an official Higher Education (HE) Language Partner of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL) and an official member of the SDL University Partner Program.

We are also partners in the International Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting (IPCITI).

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Take a one-year taught masters programme, or a full PhD in Translation Studies. Giving you the opportunity to focus on two languages, in addition to English, Edinburgh is the ideal place to study translation.

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Links to the translation industry

Through our course in Technology and Translation in the Workplace, and wider activities, we maintain excellent links with the translation industry, including the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI), the foremost professional body in the UK for practising translators and interpreters, and its regional group, the ITI Scottish Network.