Translation Studies


Postgraduate study in area of Translation Studies at the University of Edinburgh dates back to 1992 and we currently offer some of the most comprehensive and flexible translation studies programmes within the UK.

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Our programmes bring together the expertise of staff from the various language units within the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures and use highly-qualified research-active academics as supervisors to develop your understanding of your subjects.

The postgraduate students in the Translation Studies graduate programmes are drawn from a wide base and they arguably form the most international cohort within the School.

Combining practice with theory

The programmes are designed in a way which will both enhance your practical skills in translation and provide you with an intellectual and philosophical perspective on the activity of translation.

Such a combination of diverse aims yields more self-reflexive and theoretically-minded translators, and more competent and pragmatic translation studies scholars who are in touch with the requirements of the marketplace.

Partner institutions

The Translation Studies programme is also a partner in the ARTIS initiative (Advancing Research in Translation & Interpreting Studies) and the International Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting (IPCITI)

Former graduates

Some of our former graduates who work as freelance translators within Scotland keep in touch with current students, organising meetings and offering informal career guidance at various occasions.