Translation Studies

Your Course
This is an interdisciplinary master's programme that explores and critiques the importance of translation in contemporary society. Students with a background in two languages-French, Spanish, German, Italian or Irish-will consolidate and extend their translation skills between these languages and English, and will also gain an appreciation of the centrality of translation in critical debates on intercultural communication.

Subjects taught

The programme includes such modules as:
• Advanced Language Skills I and II in Spanish/French/Italian/ German;

• Teanga na Gaeilge;

• Teanga, Coimhlint agus Cultúir, or Teoiricí Liteartha agus Cultúir;

• Translation Studies I;

• Translation Methodology;

• Language and Intercultural Communication.

This is an MA in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; it can be tailored to suit your interests, see website for details.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Second Class Honours QQI Level 8 degree or equivalent, with Second Class Honours Grade 2 or equivalent in each language.

Application dates

NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


1 year full-time.

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Career Opportunities
Graduates have gone on to pursue careers in a range of fields, including the civil service, teaching, translation and human resources.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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